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News analysis: Five questions about Grenfell Tower that must be answered


Just as architects' deflected attention from the real issue towards the need for p. a. systems in staircases after the 11th of September 2001 (S.O.M), the simple and basic question is not addressed here either. Maybe because it would upset too many apple carts. Is high-rise dangerous by its very nature? I am of the opinion that it is. Below 6 floors people can still be rescued from their windows, and facades can be hosed-down. How many more will die with their beautiful views before 6 floors, or preferably less, becomes the maximum allowed buildable height. An immediate moratorium should be imposed on all high-rise building to protect lives.

Posted date

20 June, 2017

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