ATV lightspots live on in Birmingham National Library

Birmingham’s National Library lost out in winning the Stirling Prize for the Best New Building this week.

Am I alone in finding that the library’s external ‘filigree screen’ is a reminder of the famous 70s ATV lightspots ident?

 

It probably takes a TV geek to see such things but Birmingham was home to Midlands ITV company ATV for over twenty-six years so it’s a fitting gesture but possibly an unintended one.

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