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Collapses of historic buildings

Michael Lowndes (Principal Urban Design and Conservation Officer for the City of Westminster)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Draws on the sudden collapse of two listed buildings in Westminster, London in 1990, to conclude that old buildings, built on a cellular basis, are at risk of instability from any change. Lists seven general precautions developers should take when dealing with historic, cellular‐constructed buildings.

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Citation

Lowndes, M. (1992), "Collapses of historic buildings", Structural Survey, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 158-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630809210031933

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