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Ronan Point

Clever Road, Newham
London ENG United Kingdom

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Finished1968
  Destroyed1986
Floor Count23
Building Uses
 - residential
Structural Types
 - highrise

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof210 ft

Description
On 16th May,1968 a gas explosion was ignited by a resident lighting her cooker on the 18th floor, causing one end of the tower block to collapse, 4 people were killed.
The building was repaired and strengthened in 1968 but was finally demolished in 1986.

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