National Lift Tower (Northampton) Reviews
Description:Address: The National Lift Tower / Northampton / England / NN5 5FH
Newest Review: ... closed down and 500 jobs lost and never properly used again. It's still the youngest ever listed building in the UK when awarded that status in 1997 when it closed. It's believed to have received that immediate protected status by English Heritage only because it would be too tricky and expensive to knock it over for Otis, today surrounded by houses and the Saints Rugby Club a mere 200m away. ... more
Customer National Lift Tower (Northampton) Reviews (1)
by - written on 16/01/13 (Very useful, 67 readings)
The National Lift Tower (once the Express Lift Tower) is one of the tallest buildings in the Midlands outside of Birmingham. It is known as the Northampton Light House because it looks like a really tall lighthouse and, more importantly, Terry Wogan named it that on his radio show for old people. It's an ugly looking thing anyone who has been to, or past Northampton, would have seen dominate the skyline. It changes color like Ayres Rock at different times of the day, although from battleship grey to River Nene brown. To the locals it's a head scratcher and a rather ignored and forgotten statement of the town. It was built by the Express Lifts Company to test ... Read the complete review
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