Have high-rises ever been the answer to our housing woes?

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, we asked two experts to offer their perspectives on the impact of multi-storey public housing on Britain’s social landscape since the Second World War

A councillor and architects discuss plans for the Moss Heights development in Glasgow, 1953. Proponents of high-rise flats believed that they would provide

Interviews by Chris Bowlby, a BBC journalist specialising in history

Peter Shapely:

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