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Started by HerrWalrus on May 5, 2019 5:11:43 PM
Could you live 12 floors up in a tower block?

I think I could, but I can understand why others couldn’t.

mingmong - 05 May 2019 17:39:36 (#1 of 78)

As long as there was a working lift

FleurDuMal - 05 May 2019 17:40:35 (#2 of 78)

I’d always quite liked the idea, before Grenfell.

Ginmonkey - 05 May 2019 17:41:13 (#3 of 78)

I live on the 4th floor of a 5 story building - it's fine. We have lifts but I find the stairs easy and we get a good view.

I am not sure I would want to be much higher though.

FleurDuMal - 05 May 2019 17:42:39 (#4 of 78)

I work in an eleven storey building. I’m on the fifth floor and the views across the city are great. They’re even better higher up though!

Ginmonkey - 05 May 2019 17:42:50 (#5 of 78)

More importantly, unlike Grenfell Tower our block is concrete render and has four separate staircases that lead to the ground floor.

Ginmonkey - 05 May 2019 17:44:31 (#6 of 78)

Actually I work12 floors up in a 18 storey office block and am fine with that.

HerrWalrus - 05 May 2019 17:47:31 (#7 of 78)

There are a lot of luxury tower blocks going up around London. My guess is they will be used as tourist rentals by their purchasers. All very well having a view, but a bit of a drag when you want to pop out for some milk or a beer.

Peacock - 05 May 2019 17:50:02 (#8 of 78)

They stagger the lifts. Some go 1-12 then others 14-25 for example

HerrWalrus - 05 May 2019 17:53:13 (#9 of 78)

Good to know. Would be annoying catching a lift at floor 15 and then it stops at most floors below to pick up other people.

solomongursky - 05 May 2019 17:53:54 (#10 of 78)

I lived on the 10th floor in a block in Bow but that's a different story.

solomongursky - 05 May 2019 17:54:20 (#11 of 78)

If it was really windy


Ginmonkey - 05 May 2019 17:55:21 (#12 of 78)

Our work lifts do that. Both sets call at G, 1,2, 10 and 15. Then one set calls at 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and thenother set does 11,12,13,14

solomongursky - 05 May 2019 17:59:30 (#13 of 78)

This is exactly what it was like:

Dementor - 05 May 2019 18:05:14 (#14 of 78)

I've lived on a fifteenth - good view, line of sight to Crystal Palace, loads of spiders. Lift up, Stairs down.

limegreen - 05 May 2019 18:19:30 (#15 of 78)

I'm currently working in a ground floor office and I didn't realise how much less I could be bothered to leave the building when I was several floors up. It may just be a mental block, but I really like being able to just walk out of the door.

FleurDuMal - 05 May 2019 18:22:18 (#16 of 78)

I tend to use the stairs, as the lifts are always full of students.

wickeltisch - 05 May 2019 18:26:00 (#17 of 78)

No, not because of height but because most probably there won't be a garden.

I live on the top (third) floor of an old house (no lift). No one else is interested in the garden behind the house, so I have it for myself. The others are content sitting on their balconies overlooking the garden and enjoying the view without having to work for it.

spartak - 05 May 2019 18:28:07 (#18 of 78)

I’ve lived in an 18th floor flat.

Highest floor I’ve worked on is 45th. Currently on 37th.

Ginmonkey - 05 May 2019 18:40:44 (#19 of 78)

That's me Wickle. We have a large communal garden and have gardeners. We all have large balconies as well so i am content to have plant pots on my balcony (I have a lot of herbs as well as tomatoes and courgettes) and enjoy the garden that others have made nice.

Rendered - 05 May 2019 18:43:58 (#20 of 78)

As a peeda tear in the city, for sure, but I couldn't live full time in a flat again. I've done my time.

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