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Old 02-20-2015, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Wow - truly an inferno.

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A massive blaze has engulfed the ‘Marina Torch’ skyscraper in Dubai, forcing thousands of people to flee the 336-meter-high tower – one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. The fire started in the middle of the tower, rapidly spreading across some 15 floors, according to photos and videos from the scene.

As the fire spread, chunks of the facade were seen falling down. Thousands of people were evacuated, gulfnews.com reported. The scene of a colossal building in flames is reminiscent of the “Titanic going down,” a witness told the Dubai-based paper.


http://rt.com/news/234275-dubai-residential-tower-fire/
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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There's not a chance I would ever want to go to Dubai. IMO a lot of corners were cut building this so called paradise.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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More of the foolishness of the concept of super-dense, vertical construction.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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More of the foolishness of the concept of super-dense, vertical construction.
and yet, the concept is promoted all across these boards as what makes a city cool

I'll certainly be interested in the forensics of that particular inferno
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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No way I'd ever visit California. You hear about the massive exploding buildings in Torrance? They cut a lot of corners building the California Dream.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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Real life version of that 1970s disaster movie ...

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Old 02-22-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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There are only TWO ways DOWN from a high rise......elevator or the stairs. If both are gone best to have a parachute handy.

Building made of concrete sounds safe but what is inside will burn easily.

When living in Mexico City a house on the street over had a interior fire that never damaged the structure but burnt the interior like an oven. They cleaned it up and repainted...same will happen with the high rise.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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There are only TWO ways DOWN from a high rise......elevator or the stairs. If both are gone best to have a parachute handy.

Building made of concrete sounds safe but what is inside will burn easily.

When living in Mexico City a house on the street over had a interior fire that never damaged the structure but burnt the interior like an oven. They cleaned it up and repainted...same will happen with the high rise.
Actually a third way...but not pleasant to contemplate.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Engulf = completely surrounded, soaked, or covered.

The story headline is a gross exaggeration.
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