Glasgow School of Art

June 18 2018

Video: ITV

Terrible news here in Scotland that the Glasgow School of Art has been destroyed by fire. Charles Rennie Mackintosh's famous building was ravaged by fire four years ago, with about half the building then lost. A renovation was nearly complete. Now, however, the whole building has been burnt, and it's unlikely that much original fabric has survived. Quite how such a disaster could have been allowed to happen, given the recent history, is quite schocking, to say nothing of the millions that had been spent restoring the site (and, one presumes, fitting adequate fire prevention measures). The fire was reported at 11.15pm but by the time fire crews were on site at 11.20pm half the building was ablaze. 

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