The site, which is east of Bonner Street and north of Roman Road, was called Cranbrook after the central street. "Terraced houses, workshops, and one large factory were replaced by a figure of eight called Mace Street, which echoed the diagonals of the street pattern to the north." The tower blocks were opened in 1963 and are named after towns and boroughs that Bethnal Green (but now Tower Hamlets) was, at the time, twinned with - Alzette, Mödling, Offenbach, Puteaux, St Gilles, Tilburg and Velletri.
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- 'Bethnal Green: Building and Social Conditions after 1945 Social and Cultural Activities', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 135-147. Retrieved on 2010-03-19.
- 'Bethnal Green in Focus' Retrieved on 2014-12-17.
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