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Ronan Point tower block

Title
Ronan Point tower block
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:03:44
Description
Report on the decision of Newham Council to evacuate and eventually demolish the Ronan Point tower block in east London. The design of the structure is considered unsafe after part of it collapsed following a gas explosion in 1968. Includes interviews with spokeswoman for the tenant’s campaign, Sheridan Hitchcock; architect Sam Webb; Nick Batt(?), leader of a similar campaign at the Morris Walk Estate. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Sheridan Hitchcock; Sam Webb; Nick Batt(?)
Keywords
Accidents; London; Housing; Council housing; Campaigns; Housing maintenance; Safety; Disasters (events); Building construction; Explosions; Gas explosions; Demolitions; Building design; Residential estates; Housing design; Newham; Housing construction; Residential buildings; Ronan Point; Ronan Point building collapse (1968); Building standards; Housing provision

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