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Old 03-11-2010, 08:57 PM
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They are going to build a bridge over Six Forks in the master plan. It will be a lot better then.
Do you have a source for that because last I heard that was axed due to the city denying funding.
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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Be aware that almost all of the multi-story buildings are not fireproof.

They are wood covered by veneer to look sturdy.

Say "crispy critters" if a fire breaks out and the sprinklers fail.

In the event of a hurricane, Target and the new hotel are well constructed. Beware of the underground parking lower level if heavy water comes down.

All glitz, no real quality in my layman's view. I watched the place being built.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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How many buildings anywhere are fireproof?

I'm sure they met current building codes or they wouldn't have been built.

If there's a fire anywhere, and sprinklers don't work, isn't that a problem anywhere?

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Be aware that almost all of the multi-story buildings are not fireproof.

They are wood covered by veneer to look sturdy.

Say "crispy critters" if a fire breaks out and the sprinklers fail.

In the event of a hurricane, Target and the new hotel are well constructed. Beware of the underground parking lower level if heavy water comes down.

All glitz, no real quality in my layman's view. I watched the place being built.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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How many buildings anywhere are fireproof?

I'm sure they met current building codes or they wouldn't have been built.

If there's a fire anywhere, and sprinklers don't work, isn't that a problem anywhere?
Building codes in NC for large structures are a sick joke.

Do not rely on them for safety in case of fire.

In many cities, multi-story apartments must be inherently fire resistant. Not here.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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In the event of a hurricane, Target and the new hotel are well constructed. Beware of the underground parking lower level if heavy water comes down.
Just curious as to why Target and the hotel would be safer than Penney's?
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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Just curious as to why Target and the hotel would be safer than Penney's?
Penney's is old and is solid too.

I forget it since it predated the new North Hills.

Bad thing in Penny's is the store's failure to upgrade exit signs to help customers find their way out in emergencies. They meet old codes and are not compelled to upgrade signage.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Penney's is old and is solid too.

I forget it since it predated the new North Hills.
That's right.....Penny's is Fort Knox solid. Built in the mid 60's it's construction is steel beam, block and commercial brick. The basement would be my choice of shelter over over anything else over there.
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