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TOWER ARCHITECT DIES

Eric Bedford, whose Telecom Tower is one of the most distinctive parts of London's skyline, has died at a hospital in Worcester, aged 91. The cause of death was not announced. He was appointed chief architect of the Ministry of Works in 1950. The 150m tower is 16.2m in diameter and was completed in 1964. Bedford also designed the British High Commission building in Ottawa, and British embassies in Washington and Jakarta, Indonesia.

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