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[URBAN NOTE] Three notes about high-rise fires, at Grenfell Tower and elsewhere

  • The Independent suggests that potentially flammable cladding was mounted on London’s Grenfell Tower so as to make it look nicer for richer neighbours. If the lives of the poor were put at risk of burning to make richer neighbours happy … Wow.
  • Adam Rogers at Wired describes the many complexities regarding fighting high-rise fires and evacuating their inhabitants.
  • CBC suggests that local building codes in Canada are sufficiently stringent to prevent a repetition of the Grenfell Tower tragedy here. One hopes.
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Written by Randy McDonald

June 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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