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Are our tall buildings simply going to become uninsurable?

Long ago, at a City Forum meeting last autumn, chastened by the recent destruction of the World Trade Centre, a gathering of the great and the good met to decide what effect the event would have on the future of tall buildings. After some learned presentations and a discussion, the participants decided that no conclusion could be reached beyond the fact that two diametrically opposed opinions held sway. Half the participants were inclined to support the prediction of former City planning ...

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