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    Question Anyone know the name of

    I have searched on google but cant find it, does anyone know or remember the name of the restaurant that was in st john tower before it was left empty?


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    The original restaurant closed in 1977 over health and safety issues. It re-opened as a "Buck Rogers" space-themed restaurant in 1983, but closed due to lack of business. [so says wiki-whatsits]

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    Thanks

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    Worry not Danny, somebody that was there on the day the tower opened will be along in time.

    [I did not find any mention of what the first restaurant was called. Tower Restaurant. Is my bet though. ]

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    The reason why i ask is because i have a picture in my head of the restaurant when it was open, this sounds weird i know, it was closed before i was born, i just needed to know the name so i could look up on google for some pictures of what inside it looked like to see if it matches to what i see

    on look it up on google its giving me buck rogers in glasgow nothing about liverpool

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    It was just called the tower restaraunt,it closed because the revolving bearings siezed up and became a health and safty issue.

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    It was indeed called 'Tower Restaurant'
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    Brownie points to me, I think.

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    Yep,it also closed again on H&S due to no fire staircase within its shell and now has this fitted for fire safty.

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    In looking into all this I have discovered that the 'Beacon' was prone to much movement in the wind and that there are some in Liverpool who do not dare walk underneath the thing, what big 'safties' they must be?

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    Tower Restaurant - I dined up there as a kid. I went to the loo only to return to find that my family had deserted and done a runner!

    Well not really, the loos where in the central core, which didn't revolve. And if you're more than 10 minutes (#2) the postion of your table had revolved around from where you left it. As did your food, and in my case, the family as well.

    It all ended up happily in the end. Children received a certificate to mark the experience.



    PS. I didn't realise how close I was to almost certain death, being in a building with no emergency escape stairs! Imagine them handing you a parachute with your main menu, just in case the kitchen catches fire!
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.

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    Dazza, do you recall anything of the decore to help our friend?

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    the loos where in the central core
    Wow,a 120ft drop...

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    This?

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    Wrong towe

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