TQ2482 : Trellick Tower, Golborne Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

Trellick Tower, Golborne Road
Trellick Tower, Golborne Road
"Unforgettable", wrote Pevsner. By Erno Goldfinger for the Greater London Council, 1966-72, and clearly a development of his earlier Balfron Tower (TQ3881 : Balfron Tower, St Leonard's Road (1)). It is clad in bush-hammered concrete. The service tower is detached from the main slab and connected on every third floor (TQ3881 : Detail of Balfron Tower, St Leonard's Road). Hard to believe in 2012, but the provisions were generous - marble-lined entrance halls and spacious balconies - which is no doubt why, having been blighted by the customary social problems, it has since become a sought-after place to live (although still primarily catering for social housing). Grade II* listed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2458 8205 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.4180N 0:12.3408W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2455 8189
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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