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    Default What does "listed status" mean?

    And does "celebrity-manned" mean "celebs-present"?

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    The BT Tower is a London landmark that is recognized the world over – it is one of the most recognisable sights in London. The BT Tower is one of those sights that many London tourists are keen to take a photograph of during their visit to their city. The building has achieved such iconic status that in 2003 it was awarded Grade II listed status. The BT Tower is located in Fitzrovia, in central London.
    The BT Tower’s status as a building of national prominence is reflected by the fact that a made-of-lego version of the building appears at Legoland. The tower is perhaps best known to many people as hosting the celebrity-manned BBC Children in Need phones each year. The BT Tower has appeared in many films, including ‘Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets’.

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    Default Re: What does "listed status" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    And does "celebrity-manned" mean "celebs-present"?

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    BT Tower

    The BT Tower is a London landmark that is recognized the world over – it is one of the most recognisable sights in London. The BT Tower is one of those sights that many London tourists are keen to take a photograph of during their visit to their city. The building has achieved such iconic status that in 2003 it was awarded Grade II listed status. The BT Tower is located in Fitzrovia, in central London.
    The BT Tower’s status as a building of national prominence is reflected by the fact that a made-of-lego version of the building appears at Legoland. The tower is perhaps best known to many people as hosting the celebrity-manned BBC Children in Need phones each year. The BT Tower has appeared in many films, including ‘Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets’.
    A listed building is a building which is protected as being of architectural or historical importance. "Celebrity manned phones" means phones that are manned (answered) by celebrities.

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    Default Re: What does "listed status" mean?

    ...And, as the original quote suggests, there are differnt grades. Some private houses are listed, and their status limits what changes can be made architecturally.

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    Default Re: What does "listed status" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ...And, as the original quote suggests, there are differnt grades. Some private houses are listed, and their status limits what changes can be made architecturally.

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    Will a building with most important historical value be listed as Grade what? Grade V or Grade I?

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    Default Re: What does "listed status" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Will a building with most important historical value be listed as Grade what? Grade V or Grade I?
    Pretty sure it's Gr I. Wikpedia would know

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    PS I, II*, and II, in descending order of importance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listed_buildings
    Last edited by BobK; 28-Jul-2012 at 19:02. Reason: PS Added

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    Default Re: What does "listed status" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Pretty sure it's Gr I. Wikpedia would know

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    Thank you.
    A grammatical question:
    Should " be listed as Grade what" be " be listed to be Grade what"?

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    Default Re: What does "listed status" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Thank you.
    A grammatical question:
    Should " be listed as Grade what" be " be listed to be Grade what"?
    Typically it would be "A grade 1 listed building".

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