Melbourne’s Spencer St fire shows – yet again – the property sector’s version of ‘thoughts and prayers’ is not enough
The fire at the Neo 200 building on Spencer Street in the Melbourne CBD this week has eerie similarities to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Fortunately, instead of 72 people dead, as at Grenfell, only one person was hospitalised for smoke inhalation.
Nevertheless, the building industry has responded straight from the Grenfell song sheet.
Geoff Hanmer is an adjunct lecturer in architecture at the University of New South Wales. This article was originally published on the Conversation. Read the original article.Continue reading...