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The Arts Tower

12 Bolsover Street | University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7NA, England
+44 114 222 2000
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Modernist beauty

I really can't believe some of these reviews here! The Arts Tower is a fine example of modernist... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Taymaz A
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Great View

Visited The Arts Tower once and enjoyed a great view of Sheffield. You don't really get that any... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
FriendlySpider
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
26 May 2017
“Modernist beauty”
28 Feb 2017
“Great View”
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12 Bolsover Street | University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7NA, England
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I really can't believe some of these reviews here! The Arts Tower is a fine example of modernist architecture and is, in my opinion, a fascinating building. There is no doubt that a matter like this is very much down to personal taste. I might...More

Thank Taymaz A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Visited The Arts Tower once and enjoyed a great view of Sheffield. You don't really get that any where else. The building may not look great from the outside but seems rather functional and the constantly moving lift is great if you want to move...More

Thank FriendlySpider
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Visited the Arts Tower in the 70s and wanted to revisit. Its an open building and so able to see the inside - especially the Paternoster Lift. Worth seeing and if possible travelling on - If you dont know what it is look it up...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Terribly designed. Architecture popular 30 years ago but nothing special today. Paternoster (a continually moving elevator) is slow and doesn't feel great. Overall not worth any sort of trip but if you're passing may as well.

Thank sapphire81
Reviewed 7 December 2015

It was originally designed to have four lifts in the core but the paternoster replaced two of them during the design stage, to get easily between nearby floors, without waiting for a lift or using the stairs. Sometimes people travelled full height in the paternoster...More

Thank nuf_said_11
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Living nearby, I used to take my kids up in the paternoster to admire the views. Now there are security guards, and I suspect the unauthorised won't get in. Great views if you do manage to get to the top.

Thank AliAl-Aswad
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Arts Tower is of interest from an architectural perspective and it is of interest due to the Paternoster lift system. I studied languages here many years ago and now it seems to be totally architecture students. It is a Sheffield icon.

Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The arts tower has been a local landmark in sheffield since the 1970s and is an important way point for local astronavigation. Best viewing is late a night in June when you can spot the architecture students doing an 'all nighter' to finish their final...More

1  Thank DavidUhlar
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Have been looking at the various listed attractions in Sheffield to give a fair appraisal from my point of view and rate appropriately. And came across the Arts Tower on the list ??!!!! Please..... iamdanj and Lol_10045 are totally correct here. It's a BUILDING !....More

Thank Tarndy
Reviewed 19 May 2014

i live a few minutes walk away from the arts tower, and i'm pleased about that. the arts tower is the second tallest building in sheffield (St pauls towers is now the tallest) and contains a "paternoster lift", where the cars travel in a loop...More

Thank draytonmanorfan
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