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Tower inquiry to set tone for London's skyline

The Heron Tower inquiry started on Tuesday and is due to run for four weeks. Clare Melhuish considers the pros and cons of an inquiry that will gauge how the events of 11 September have influenced attitudes towards the construction of high-rise buildings The atrocities of 11 September have firmly placed the issue of construction of high-rise buildings in the spotlight, particularly in high-risk areas such as international financial centres - in this case the City of London.

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