Thursday, 28 June 2018

Parts of Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building in danger of 'sudden collapse'

Parts of the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building are to be dismantled after it was ravaged by fire earlier this month.

Glasgow City Council said surveys had revealed substantial movement in the building's walls and that a sudden collapse of parts of it was likely.

Work to partially dismantle sections of the building is expected to begin as a "matter of urgency".

The building, which was completed in 1909, was gutted by fire on 15 June.

The city council said remote surveys and close-in surveys from baskets suspended from cranes above the charred remains of the structure had revealed more substantial movement in its walls than previously thought.

BBC        News.

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