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High-rise catastrophe

Jul 24, 2019 • 12m54s

A softening in the housing market has shown up defects and flaws that were being hidden by demand.

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High-rise catastrophe

42 • Jul 24, 2019

High-rise catastrophe

As property prices soared, the building industry shifted to high-rise and enjoyed lax regulation. But a softening in the market has shown up defects and flaws that were being hidden by demand. Debra Jopson on how housing became an asset and what that means for the past decade of construction.

Guest: Investigative reporter and writer for The Saturday Paper Debra Jopson.

Background reading:

The rise of building defects in The Saturday Paper
The Saturday Paper
The Monthly

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7am is hosted by Elizabeth Kulas. The show is produced by Emile Klein, Ruby Schwartz and Atticus Bastow with Michelle Macklem. Our editor is Erik Jensen. Our theme music is by Ned Beckley and Josh Hogan of Equate Studio.

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