Sky Scrapers http://nhpr.org en High-Rise Fires A Growing Risk In Arab Gulf States http://nhpr.org/post/high-rise-fires-growing-risk-arab-gulf-states <p>A raging fire gutted the Al Hafeet tower late last month, a 20-floor residential building in the United Arab Emirate city of Sarjah.&nbsp; The incident drew uncomfortable comparisons to other recent blazes in a region known for spectacular high-rise sky-scrapers. &nbsp;One expert in the United Arab Emirates has estimated that 70% of high-rise buildings in the gulf are at a high risk of catching fire.&nbsp; Here to discuss this growing safety concern is <strong>Bill Law</strong>, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22346184" target="_blank">gulf analyst for the BBC News</a>.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:03:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27604 at http://nhpr.org High-Rise Fires A Growing Risk In Arab Gulf States