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Lintons is nearly gone

PUBLISHED: 14:37 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:09 02 July 2010

The remians of the former estate on Wednesday, January 16

The remians of the former estate on Wednesday, January 16

ONE of the borough s most unpopular buildings has nearly been erased from the Barking skyline. Demolition of The Linton s housing estate, one of the major elements of the regeneration of Barking Town Centre, should be completed within a week. Work can the

ONE of the borough's most unpopular buildings has nearly been erased from the Barking skyline.

Demolition of The Linton's housing estate, one of the major elements of the regeneration of Barking Town Centre, should be completed within a week.

Work can then begin on the construction of 530 new homes, half of which will be rented to council tenants.

The last building to go was the main block, which formed the centrepiece of the estate.

Our photographer Paul Bennett captured the last remaining sliver of the building before bulldozers confine it to the history books.

The three red, white and blue blocks were built in 1962 by the old Corporation of Barking and contained 256 flats.

In recent years they were poorly maintained and had become deeply unpopular with most of the tenants who lived there.

Many residents of Barking disliked the buildings, which typified 1960s council estate architecture.

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