The Rotunda was constructed as the centrepiece for the inner ring road. It was built during the sixties. The Grade II-listed building managed to survive the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings and a threatened sale to Glasgow. In 2008 it opened again after a two-and-a-half-year revamp to include apartments and six penthouses.
Modelled on the fictional giant gorilla, the King Kong statue was commissioned in 1972 and displayed in the Bull Ring, Birmingham. It has since moved around much and had been seen in Edinburgh and Penrith.
The Gravelly Hill Interchange, which opened in 1972, consisting of a tangle of dual carriageways and motorways, might seem like a peculiar landmark. But Spaghetti Junction, as it’s better known, has become almost an iconic image for the bustling nature of Birmingham with its location in the very heart of the United Kingdom.
2003 saw the new Bullring shopping centre rejuvenate the city centre with over 160 shops as well as the Selfridges department store. Decorated with some 15,000 aluminium discs, Selfridges has become an iconic landmark in modern Birmingham.