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The Blue Tower

What do you think of the former St George's Tower in Leicester? Well, the controversial blue tower is here to stay. Will the owner change the colour and tone it down? Listen to the interview!

The blue tower at the top of Granby Street in Leicester has been a popular topic of conversation amongst locals.

It's caused a high-rise hullabaloo since it first turned from concrete grey to its new blue hue earlier this year. The last development to the tower were the multi-coloured windows.

The Blue Tower in Leicester

The widely loathed St. George's Tower

Listen: Owner Interview

It's been thought, for a long time, that the colourful edifice was only temporary and its owner, Amir Zarbafi, would ultimately tone it back down again. Listen to what he has to say...

The St George's Tower near the railway station sprung up in the 1960's. The building has been undergoing a huge makeover as part of Leicester's Regeneration Project.

Listen: Your Views

It certainly catches the eye and it's proved hugely divisive - you either love it or loathe it.

BBC Leicester's Eleanor Garnier took to the streets of Leicester to find out what you think...

St George's Tower Animated

Which colour is YOUR favourite?

Changing Colours

NOW! We think a blue building with red windows is an option, but we're NOT so sure whether it's the right one.

So, just for FUN we asked our 'Chief Designer' to come up with a few other suggestions.

Which colour do you prefer? Red, Yellow, Green or the Blue?

Vote for your favourite colour! On the right!

NB: No action will be taken to change the colour of the building as a result of this poll.

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