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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st February 1966 Born today: Wendy James, London England, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
21st February 1966 Born today: Bronwen Booth, London, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil)
21st February 1923 Andre Charlots musical Rats, premieres in London
21st February 1910 John Galsworthy's Justice, premieres in London
21st February 1909 John Galsworthy's Strife, premieres in London
Record Breaking Wooden House
The tallest residential timber structure in the world
Location: Colville Estate, Hackney, N1
Description: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels are the magic ingredient for this superb building.
An eight-storey residential project in Hackney is the location - 'Bridport House' is billed as the first time CLT has been used in the UK for the entire structure, including ground floor, of a high-rise building.
Previous CLT high-rise applications like the nine-storey Stadthaus project, also in Hackney, have featured a concrete ground floor.
The 41-apartment building, commissioned by the London Borough of Hackney, is the 'tallest residential timber structure in the world'.