Fifth Floor

Diagram of the fifth floor
Shelves filled with gramophone records and sheet music
50 ❧ The Music Library, said to be the largest in the world. It contains music of every kind, from manuscript parts of Bach cantatas to the latest comic song. It has an orchestral library of 10,500 works, military band parts for 4,000 pieces, and 32,000 copies of vocal scores of every kind.
A staircase
51 ❧ The Staircase within the 'Tower', giving access to the artists' lifts and the studio corridors.

First Floor

Diagram of the first floor
A view from the stairs looking at lift doors and further stairs
75 ❧ The First Floor Landing, showing the staircase up to the Council Chamber and the Staff Lifts.
Two curved tables, one long, one short, surrounded by upholstered chairs
76 ❧ The Council Chamber. A general view, showing the walls panelled in Tasmanian oak, the indirect lighting, and the furniture. The tables are made of Queensland walnut of a dark grey colour. In height the Council Chamber occupies one and a half floors, the entrance being on a level half-way between the first and second floors.
Rows of desks, each with a woman behind a typewriter
77 ❧ The General Typing Office on the first floor, with windows looking onto Portland Place.
Armless upholstered chairs around a glass-topped table
78 ❧ The First Floor Committee Room.