[Noisebridge-discuss] Get the F Out!
jake at spaz.org
Thu Mar 14 19:05:01 UTC 2013
large and barely controlled fires - those have happened in skyscrapers
around the world and NEVER resulted in even a partial collapse. But you
said "more plausible," so i guess i can't argue with that.
don't forget that the fires in towers 1 and 2 burned for only for about an
hour, and building 7 burned for maybe 8 hours but kindof a small pathetic
these were some big skyscraper fires (no collapses though):
One Meridian Plaza is a 38-floor skyscraper in Philadelphia that suffered
a severe fire on February 23, 1991. The fire started on the 22nd floor
and raged for 18 hours, gutting eight floors and causing an estimated
$100 million in direct property loss. 1 2 3 It was later described
by Philadelphia officials as "the most significant fire in this century".
The fire caused window breakage, cracking of granite, and failures of
spandrel panel connections. 4 Despite the severity and duration of the
fire, as evidenced by the damage the building sustained, no part of the
Gopiballava Flaherty wrote:
On Mar 14, 2013, at 11:31 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> hopefully nobody on this list thinks that three steel skyscraper can
> just all collapse into their own footprints, because two of them were
> hit with planes.
I think that what you describe would be unlikely, yes.
However, large and barely controlled fires followed by collapses that went
outside the buildings footprints - which is a more accurate description of
9/11 - are somewhat more plausible.
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