Atop the roof of the new Egton Wing of Broadcasting House mirroring the radio mast, is a cone shaped glass structure, reaching into the sky at the same height as the radio mast opposite. It was sculpted b Jaume Plensa and is a memorial to all of the BBC journalists killed in the line of duty. Called 'Breathing', it includes words from a poem by James Fenton and is illuminated day and night. At 22:00 hours daily, to coincide with the 10 O'Clock News, a column of light shines 900 metres into the sky. It was officially unveiled on the 16 June 2008 by the UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon.
© Brian Sibley, 2011
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