Architects urge change in attitudes towards safety after Grenfell fire

By Oliver Wainwright

Those with experience of working in other countries have been highly critical of how fire safety is treated in UK

Inflatable slides, expanding net chutes and spider-like rescue robots were some of the design ideas(pdf) that emerged in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001, as part of attempts to make tall buildings feel safer. Others declared the event should mark an end to the age of towers altogether.

After the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in west London this week, which killed at least 30 people, what does the future of tall residential buildings look like – if they have a future at all?

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