No, just take the cladding off. The original design of these blocks was that each apartment was fire rated, you could let a fire rage in one apartment and it would not spread to others. Putting the cladding up completely ruined that plan.Well I'd suggest each block has their own volunteer fire fighters, but seeing how far they have to walk to fetch water perhaps it's a bit of a non starter.
Not all of us feel the need to signal our virtue. I don’t recall many such publicised or recurrent services of remembrance for the victims of other fire tragedies which have occurred in recent history.
How fcuking old are you ?My bold .............Guido Fawkes?
Except.No, just take the cladding off. The original design of these blocks was that each apartment was fire rated, you could let a fire rage in one apartment and it would not spread to others. Putting the cladding up completely ruined that plan.
Cos it’s an Icon to oppression, fully forgetting that when it was built, it was built by whites for white privileged occupancy replacing slums for the white privileged lower classes.The building was named after Field Marshal Lord Grenfell who commanded troops in the Anglo-Zulu War.
How come nobody has attached ropes to it and tried to pull it down?
You got my first ever dislike because your post is a load of bollocks.
Thanks for your on-site insight: very rarely get that, here.You got my first ever dislike because your post is a load of bollocks.
You picked on the wrong project to criticise. Broadgate Circle (Phases 1-3), as with the other 1980s phases, was constructed with regard to prestige and quality. Money was a secondary consideration, hence why the cladding was installed by the most reputable, and expensive, manufacturer of the time. Ditto the architect. Phases 6 & 7 (on the opposite side of the station) were a bit iffy - I blame US contracting for that. All the rest were monitored by me and were, of course, perfect.
On the phases I was involved with, LFB did not represent themselves well. It was obvious that they didn't have a clue about multi-storey buildings and recommended actions that were downright dangerous. It was a long time ago so I forget details but one idea they came up with was to enlarge the wheelchair refuges. While this might seem like a good idea, in practice it would encourage the able-bodied to wait for rescue rather than escape then die as either the oxygen ran out or the temperature became unbearable.
If you want a project that fits your post, I could provide one (or several, for that matter) but I won't as I'd doubtless end up in court.
No, it wasn't. The first occupants were nearly as culturally diverse as it's last occupants.Cos it’s an Icon to oppression, fully forgetting that when it was built, it was built by whites for white privileged occupancy replacing slums for the white privileged lower classes.
No slight taken, as I said, Phases 1-3 weren't mine.You want to take it as a personal slight on your professional skills, that's entirely up to you . . . and, as you're here, can you explain why the 2 sky bridges between 1 and 2 Finsbury Avenue were a good 6 inches out?
Claiming that the Gunpowder Plot is "recent history" to you puts you leagues ahead of Tropper, John G and even Bugsy in the porkies championship.
I'm still not wrong with your porkies.Ever heard of "uncle albert" from fools and horses, and in context of recent history, England's history goes back may thousands of years, so yes, its recent, and the post was a piss take, As Slipperman, and HSF in post #9686, and Irlsgt, HSF, Ecosse, And Ivan the Tolerable in post #9684 realised,....do try and keep up!