UNITED STATES

                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 28, 2003

                        Crown Castle International Corp.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

       Delaware                   0-24737                    76-0470458
   (State or Other           (Commission File              (IRS Employer
   Jurisdiction of                Number)                 Identification
    Incorporation)                                            Number)

                                510 Bering Drive
                                    Suite 500

                                Houston, TX 77057
                     (Address of Principal Executive Office)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 570-3000


   This document includes "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of
  Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements
regarding industry prospects, the consummation of the transactions described in
this document and the Company's expectations regarding the future performance of
its businesses and its financial position are forward-looking statements. These
  forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties.

Item 5. Other Events

On Friday, March 28, 2003, Crown Castle UK Limited (CCUK) paid British
Telecommunications PLC (BT) (pound)21.2 million (approximately $33.2 million)
against its (pound)50.0 million (approximately $78.3 million) obligation
relating to the lease of BT rooftop sites by CCUK pursuant to agreements in
November 20003. Further, CCUK reached agreement with BT to defer until the end
of June 2003 payment of the remaining (pound)28.8 million (approximately $45.1
million) which had been due to BT in March 2003. CCUK is in discussions with BT
regarding certain potential amendments to the lease arrangement. There can be
no assurances as to the outcome of the discussions.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                               CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                               by /s/ E. Blake Hawk
                                 Name: E. Blake Hawk
                                 Title: Executive Vice President

Date: March 31, 2003