This tower block was the larger of two built by Hornsey Council in the mid-Sixties as part of the 182 dwelling Haringey Grove redevelopment project. The project involved the demolition of the Victorian housing and streets that stood on the triangle of land between Turnpike Lane, Wightman Road and the New River. The name of Haringey Grove was commemorated through the name of the single storey community building standing at the corner of Wightman and Denmark Roads. Not that anyone knows it, but the building is called the Haringey Grove Community Centre.
Building started in 1964, one year before Hornsey Council was subsumed into Haringey. Sixteen stories high, it contained 90 flats and stood almost next to the railway, just to the east of the railway bridge. Also developed were the one-storey Hollam House and forty-two houses. Both the tower blocks were completed by 1966.
According to the Municipal Journal, the two towers were known as the 50-week flats after the very short building time estimated for their complete construction. This might explain why the whole development was demolished just over thirty years later, in 1998, to make way for the low rise housing currently standing.