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High-rise problems not about design

Having attended the interesting evening on the merits of residential tower blocks at the Museum of London, I was interested to see the comments of your columnist Paul Hyett on this matter (aj 6.5.99). I wonder if he has ever lived in a tall municipal tower block - most architects haven't, in my experience. If they have, they will know that the problems of high- rise living have little to do with the design concept, but an awful lot to do with the management of the blocks, and the way ...

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