Dear Editor, Tony Collins’s feature on the refurbishment of the Muirhead Tower (“University unveils £40m tower redevelopment”, Birmingham Post, Tuesday, September 15) brought back fond memories of time spent in that building as an undergraduate at Birmingham University in the early 1980s.
I remember the paternoster elevator system in the Tower at the time, which consisted of wooden cabs with no doors that were hooked together with chains and went around in a loop with one side to go up and the other to go down. Apparently it was unsafe to go round the loop at the top, something ignored by 99 per cent of students.
I hope (although rather doubt in the current era of health and safety) that this great feature has been retained in the revamp.
Richard Smith, managing director
NC Creative Group Ltd, Station Road, Solihull