PaulOfHorsham's photos with the Balfron Tower

Token greenery

Token greenery
Balfron Tower is arranged such that residents get a sunset view over Central London to the west (subject to there being an actual sunset on the day of course). These days, The Shard provides striking reflections earlier in the day as well.
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Directory

Directory
Sign above the lifts in the ground floor lobby
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Blackwall Tunnel northern aproach from on high

Blackwall Tunnel northern aproach from on high
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Towers of greater power

Towers of greater power
When the flats have been renovated and sold on, I expect many high-fliers from Canary Wharf will move in.
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To adjust the heating

To adjust the heating
An original feature in one of the rooms of the "Home Bodies" works
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The artists desk

The artists desk
This is part of the "Home Bodies" piece in flat 137 on the 24th floor.
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3 bar heater

3 bar heater
Some flats have great need of all the heating they can get; others not so much, apparently
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Down the stairs

Down the stairs
Traipsing down the stairs to find more studios
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Up the stairs

Up the stairs
One of the artists I had a chance to speak to told me that she had only known both lifts to be simultaneously defective twice in the 8 months or so she had lived there, so she may not be so familiar with this view.
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London murky

London murky
An ironic description of some of the new London beers re-purposed for the "view" from the upper floors
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Behind bars

Behind bars
Getting up close to the filthy windows.

I love the effect and I'm glad the picture has come out as I remember it.
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A street in the sky

A street in the sky
These run at every 3rd floor on the east side of the building. Why only every 3rd floor? Well, the flats are arranged such that some are on a single floor, while others have internal stairs either up or down. We were able to see examples of each.
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Balcony view

Balcony view
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Flat that goes up

Flat that goes up
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N20

N20
This must be floor 20 then
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Burnt out

Burnt out
An electrical fitting of some sort on the stairs seems to have shorted out
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White railings and more concrete

White railings and more concrete
Well, yes, it's pretty much all concrete in there
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The artist's corner

The artist's corner
Now this, I think, is in the apartment used by Kathryn Maple. It's Flat 78, I believe, which would place it on the 12th floor. She is one of the few who is principally a painter. Unfortunately, Ipernity's low profile means that it is unlikely that she (o…
Added on September 21, 2014