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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

Goldfinger's Balfron Tower



Goldfinger's Balfron Tower

This is Goldfinger's famous Balfron Tower, scene of top parties!

Location: St. Leonard's Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E14 0QT

Description: This is Balfron Tower - a 28 storey tower block on the Brownfield Estate in Poplar, East London.

It was approved in 1965 and completed in 1971, containing 146 flats. It became a listed building in 1996, recognised for it's daring brutalist design.

Like the other tower blocks on the Brownfield Area estate, it was designed by Erno Goldfinger and acted as an experiment for the Trellick Tower built 2 years later in north Kensington, North London.

Trellick Tower took many design cues from Balfron Tower like the detached services tower and modernist design. Erno Goldfinger stayed for 2 months on the 26th floor to show faith in his design and threw lavish parties for friends, family and residents.

It is 200metres from Poplar High Street.


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Goldfinger's Balfron Tower

This is Goldfinger's famous Balfron Tower, scene of top parties!


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