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Old November 20th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #21
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Another interesting fact- the writer of James Bond hated the building so much that he named one of his villains after the architect, hence Goldfinger!! The architect later sued on the grounds of anti semitism, but hey, what's new?
Unlikey as this building was proprosed in 68, built in the 70s and the FILM goldfinger came out in 1965(ish), so dunno when the book came out. Maybe it was something else he did/built.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 10:00 AM   #22
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Biosonic, for the first time in my entire life I've got to disagree with you. I don't care how cheap the materials are, it can be made of twisted nettle stems for all I care. I J'adore Trellick Tower with its crude and brutalist look - it's the mutha of all tower blocks.

I've given it 10/10 - I think the first time I've awarded a building that score!
Yeah, but you like concrete tower blocks Butterfield - admittedly for a tower block enthusiast this would probably score quite highly

It is still a blight on its surroundings though
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 12:15 AM   #23
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 02:53 AM   #24
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Yeah, but you like concrete tower blocks Butterfield - admittedly for a tower block enthusiast this would probably score quite highly

It is still a blight on its surroundings though
But that's exactly what's so great about it (well, one of the reasons ) - it's so obvious when you drive into London on the M4 (or at least I always presume that's Trellick Tower as I've never had the chance to view it up close ) and I'm sure it must stick out like a sore thumb when you're closer by but in my opinion that's what a great building should be, whether it's ugly or attractive - one that is instantly recognisable and not just another glass blob.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #25
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Grime fans: Some pretty good shots of Trellick tower to Fight Club by Kyza (also becoming one of my favourite grime tunes of the year).
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Old November 29th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #26
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Unlikey as this building was proprosed in 68, built in the 70s and the FILM goldfinger came out in 1965(ish), so dunno when the book came out. Maybe it was something else he did/built.
Well perhaps not this exact building. But it was definitely becuase the writer (what's his name again?) detested his buildings. Goldfinger tried to sue.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #27
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le corbusier would be very proud unique it is.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #28
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A brutalist masterpiece. Apparently it was once nicknamed the 'tower of terror', which if true is one of the best building nicknames ever. 8/10
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Old November 30th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #29
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^ Yep its true

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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #30
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I've got a real soft-spot for this old brute! I used to hate it, but over the years, I've grown to admire it for what it is.

This is one of the buildings that I always look out for as I pull into Paddington Station (the other being the superb Monsoon building).

My only gripe is that it could do with a damn good clean.

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Old December 30th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #31
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9/10, yay for Brutalism!
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:19 PM   #32
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An absolute beast - why aren't ll buildings like this?

400,000/10
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 05:30 AM   #33
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The ugliest building (if i can call it that) I have ever seen....
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Old January 4th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #34
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As I'm beginning to appreciate modernist architecture more and more, I can see how stunning this building is. 9/10
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Old January 25th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #35
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the most discusting building in the world. its a chav breeding ground. and its ugglier then Guys
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Old January 25th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #36
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lol, this building's a big piece of concrete shit.

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Old January 26th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #37
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I used to be genuinely shocked that stuff like this ever got built and that people were ever expected to live in it and come out normal. But looking at it now, I couldn't stop myself from heading towards the 7/10 and finally settled on 8/10.

I like the vertigo inducing craziness of having a seperate service tower for the lifts and stairs - I can imaging coming out of your front door one day and finding the servie trower's collapsed or summat and your're stuck up there. You can't argue with it for impact either - I'm on my work computer at the moment, and its blocked all of the images on this thread, but I'm having no trouble remembering what this one looks like.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #38
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1/10. What the funk were they on man? 60 architects? 60's hippies more like. I can almost smell there spliff smoke from here!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #39
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Another interesting fact- the writer of James Bond hated the building so much that he named one of his villains after the architect, hence Goldfinger!! The architect later sued on the grounds of anti semitism, but hey, what's new?
ian flemming died in 1964, this building didnt exist then. erno goldfinger was one of flemming's friends and flemming liked the goldfinger name and used it.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #40
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erno goldfinger was one of flemming's friends and flemming liked the goldfinger name and used it.
Wrong.

http://books.guardian.co.uk/hay2005/...497998,00.html

Although it's true that it was another of Goldfinger's designs that possibly grated on Flemming.
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