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One of the world’s most famous buildings might burn to the ground while you’re sleeping – Sydney Morning Herald

The Palace of Westminster is falling apart but the plan to save it is fantastically expensive, highly disruptive and increasingly polarising.

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It’s the nightmare scenario inching dangerously closer to reality: the Palace of Westminster – one of the world’s most recognisable buildings – is engulfed in flames and burns to the ground.
The blaze starts somewhere in the 700-odd kilometres of outdated cabling and quickly rips through the so-called “mother of parliaments”. The 900-year-old Westminster Hall – scene of the deposition of Richard II and trial of Charles I – is destroyed; its …

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