Trellick Tower

The building towards the end of Portobello Market is called Trellick Tower. Designed by Erno Goldfinger, Trellick Tower was approved in 1967 as Block A of the Edenham Street project and became a listed building in 1998. With 32 floors the tower is 98 metres (322 ft) high and holds the very famous look of where the lifts are separated from the building. The lifts were separated from the building due to the noise the lifts cause going up all day and all night.
At first I was quite shocked to see Trellick because it does dominate the Notting Hill skyline – you cannot not be drawn to it. In a strange way I really like this building and I especially like that Goldfinger was so happy with his design that he bought a flat in the block as soon as it was finished.

Also bizarre piece of trivia – Goldfinger was good friends with the creator of James Bond – hence the influence on the character of the same name.

3 Comments so far

  1. livinglikeadisaster (unregistered) on July 6th, 1904 @ 6:09 am

    how interesting. i still wouldnt live there though!!

  2. (unregistered) on July 6th, 1904 @ 12:27 pm

    Ian Fleming, his name was Ian Fleming. Interesting bit of trivia not bizarre at all, considering Fleming did this often (James Bond was named after the writer of a book Fleming saw in Jamaica)

  3. ste (unregistered) on January 18th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    Actually the name Goldfinger came about in James Bond due to the fact that Ian Fleming hated Erno Goldfinger’s design so much. He named a baddie after the designer.

    It’s a truly amazing structure with all the poise and grace of any modern design.

    If I could, I would jump at the chance to live there.

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