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Washington Post (tinyurl.com/ybs9rzoe) reports no sprinklers required or installed in residential parts of Trump Tower and, sadly, one fatality. Also sounds like the firefighters found it a tough fire to fight (“a considerable job”) on the 50th floor (a number of injuries were subsequently confirmed). In high and medium rise (what is the ‘right’ height limit and why?), why take the risk of not having sprinklers? It will be interesting, if possible, to watch the facts emerge and see whether this fire triggers a sprinkler retrofit programme in this building. If I lived at the top, it would definitely make me think.