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PHOTOGRAPHY / The Trellick Tower / 2007
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THE TRELLICK TOWER
PHOTOGRAPHY / West London UK
During the 1980s, one building more than any other came to epitomise the problems of Modernism, at least in the eyes of the general public. Trellick Tower in west London featured regularly in the tabloids, and their stories of what was to be found in its brutalist corridors were terrifying.
Women raped in elevators, children attacked by heroin addicts in the basement, and homeless squatters setting fire to flats were among the more lurid. So bad was the Tower's reputation that one urban myth told how the architect, wracked with guilt at creating this monstrosity, threw himself from the roof.