Revitalizing Multistorey Residential Towers

A counter-revolution goes against the trend of demolishing residential towers to be replaced by low-cost housing in the UK.
June 30, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"With the Manchester architect Ian Simpson, whose adventurous designs are transforming a string of cities, Mr Smith is leading a counter-revolution against the trend for levelling tower blocks and replacing them with low-rise housing, once considered more popular.Like several other developers and housing associations, he argues that multistorey living only became unpopular because of poor system building in some areas - and poor maintenance and security elsewhere. "

Thanks to Nathan Banks

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Published on Monday, June 30, 2003 in The Guardian Unlimited
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