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Old February 16th, 2009, 08:52 AM   #2001
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Yeah that building totally ****. It doesn't look like they can save it. Plus look how easily it buried, I would never stay there.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #2002
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I reckon they will rebuild as before, but without the zinc cladding that provided the fuel and the spread of the fire so well. The sprinkler system being fully installed will also help of course.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #2003
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yes, that kind of zinc is a very bad material under a fire. news says Beijing auth. is re-inspecting the material and I don't think it'll be used in the new cladding any more.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 05:02 AM   #2004
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A bit toasted for my taste.

Hope they can rebuilt it cuz it is really awesome and makes a great complex.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 06:41 AM   #2005
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Was there a fire system installed (assuming it wasn't activated yet) designed for this building. I read that the fire spread so quickly because the inside had a large atrium high up in the middle of the building that it was easy for the fire to spread floor to floor like a chimney. I wouldn't want to be caught in this building if they didn't have a system could handle it.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:43 AM   #2006
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I'm very sorry for the firefighter...
And for the building as well, it looks as if it can be resurrected though. This was one incredible fire to watch. CNN was all over it when it was going on, so I saw most of the footage. Wasn't aware anyone had died until I read this thread though. It's just too bad...
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Old February 19th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #2007
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Such a great loss. Feel sorry for the dead firefighter and the building.
I doubt it will be re-built, I think people might associate this incident with bad luck, feng shui or whateva. It's China, anyway...
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Old February 19th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #2008
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it's not totally destroyed. the inspection report says the damage is not as big as expected.


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I am beginning to think that most of the damage is superficial as it was the cladding that burnt.
By what I saw in the pictures and recordings the fire spread top - down along the outside of the tower rather than through the inside.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 02:42 AM   #2009
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txs yea looks like its more superficial looking from this side u can see most of the glass wall is intact should be interesting to see what happens to this building in the comming months
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #2010
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I was amazed at how the building's still looking fine after becoming a gigantic torch like that. Imagine Brad Pit got some coal on his face. Amen.


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Old February 22nd, 2009, 12:11 PM   #2011
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:10 PM   #2012
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Wow, that really sucks.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 02:04 AM   #2013
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Man, thats a real shocking shame, I hope it is rebuilt, maybe with gold colour cladding or something instead.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #2014
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Old February 28th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #2015
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just repair? so theye gna put the exact same flammable cladding on?
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Old February 28th, 2009, 02:22 AM   #2016
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No,I hope the cladding will be replaced by a cladding which is not flammable...if there is one!
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Old February 28th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #2017
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No way in heck would I start rebuilding this the way it was before the fire. If the company was smart they would change the cladding, it was torn off like wrapping paper.

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Old February 28th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #2018
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it's all very good that they're rebuilding but why wasn't fire resistence thought of by the designer during the design phase?
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Old February 28th, 2009, 09:22 AM   #2019
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When will be the CCTV Headquarter open to the public?
The WTC III thread is in the archives, so i ask here. When will the WTC III be open to the public?
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Old February 28th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #2020
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hope the fire accident wont happen again
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