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Beacon Tower in 2010, bearing its previous name Colston Tower at the top
|Roof||63 m (207 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Moxley Jenner & Partners|
Beacon Tower, formerly Colston Tower, is a high-rise building located on Colston Avenue, in the centre of Bristol, England. The building was designed in 1961, but not completed until 1973. It rises 63 metres (207 ft) and has 15 floors of offices. The building had been named after the Bristol-born slave trader, philanthropist and Member of Parliament Edward Colston.
A clock was added to the building around 1996.
On 11 June 2020, the "Colston Tower" lettering was removed from the tower in response to the ongoing George Floyd protests in the United Kingdom. Four days earlier, the nearby statue of Edward Colston had been pulled down and thrown into Bristol Harbour.
On 26 November 2020, the building's new name, Beacon Tower, was announced.
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