Calls for high-rise housing to be bulldozed have re-ignited a debate as old as the tower block itself. The London skyline is still populated with numerous examples dating back to the sixties.
The centre-right think tank Policy Exchange claims traditional terraced streets and low-rise flats could provide more than a quarter of a million new homes in the capital.
Theauthor of the Policy Exchange report Nicholas Boys Smith said: "It's timewe ripped down the mistakes of the past."
Butdevelopers have spotted a lucrative market in luxury high-rise apartments -think The Shard - which suggest a growing demand for a room- with-a-view.
Thatand the density of housing and shortage of space suggest the high-rise will bearound for a long time yet.