Windsor fire aftermath causes chaos
The center of Madrid is in chaos this morning and over a
third of the activity which usually takes place in the financial
and commercial center of Spain's capital city has been suspended.
Madrid's mayor has told reporters that demolition of the
skyscraper is almost certainly inevitable although the final
decision will be made after experts have inspected the building
in the next 24-48 hours.
The whole area surrounding the Windsor building has been
cordoned off, and will remain so until the it has been demolished,
because of the continued risk that the remains of the building
may suddenly collapse. Over 600.000 people are affected
by the aftermath of the fire as all surrounding roads, shops
and offices have been sealed off and commercial and financial
activity has effectively come to a halt. Madrid's council
leaders have asked residents to show patience and solidarity
over the next couple of days.
To make things worse, today much of Spain is experiencing
strong gale-foce winds, and firemen still at the scene of
the fire have warned that large pieces of the burned building
have already been blown off.