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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #1821
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holy shit, how can that building burn that good?

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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #1822
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WTF????

TERRIBLE News

According to this link, the fire began because of the fireworks.

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-210124
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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #1823
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why store fireworks in TVCC?

edit: oh its still newyears in China, my mistake.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #1824
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090209/wl_nm/us_china_fire

BEIJING (Reuters) – Fire consumed a building in Beijing that formed part of Central China Television's new headquarters, as residents launched fireworks throughout the city to celebrate the Lantern Festival Monday evening.

Flames 20-30 feet high shot out of the building, just north of the landmark CCTV tower designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The flames were reflected in the tower, which itself appeared to be untouched.

"The upper fifth is on fire, multiple floors. Debris is falling and flames are coming out in all directions," Edie Marshall, a Beijing resident, told Reuters.

No-one appeared to have been in the building, a policeman on the scene said, adding he had no immediate knowledge of any casualties.

Hundreds of people watched and took photos amid an acrid smell as fire trucks sprayed streams of water on the building. Armed police moved the onlookers beyond a cordon as paramilitary troops moved in on the building.

The fire department did not immediately comment on the suspected cause of the blaze, which occured as the city was bombarded with fireworks on the final day of the Lunar New Year holiday.

The destroyed building housed the Mandarin Oriental hotel in eastern Beijing, which was supposed to open in 2009. It was also designed to include a theater, recording studios and cinemas, while CCTV's main production and broadcasting units were to occupy the main building next door.

(Writing by Lucy Hornby; Editing by Jerry Norton)
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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #1825
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more info about the building:

http://www.oma.eu/index.php?option=c...=388&Itemid=10
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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #1826
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I'm not easily shocked by news of the day but my jaw dropped when I saw this, having been paying attention to construction for the past couple years. It's unreal watching a building with a metal and glass shell burn.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #1827
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That's crazy! How can a modern construction like that burn so fiercely? Surely it should of had fire protection and be compartmented to stop the spread of fire? I've never seen a fire like it before! I can't believe it!
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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #1828
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You can see the section,and it can tell you why

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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #1829
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is the facade made of magnesium or why is it burning like hell? :-/
well i didnt like the building but its still horrible!

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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #1830
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this is a major financial lost :O RIP
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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #1831
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This is truly a sad day for all of us who have followed the construction of this building for years. I can only be grateful that nobody was killed in this fire. My heart hurts to see such a beautiful and unique building destroyed before it could even be enjoyed.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #1832
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Wow, you know, fireworks go off in large cities all the time but they never light skycrapers on fire. They must have used some material on this building that would readily catch fire and they just didn't think about it.

I sure hope they re-build it.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #1833
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1.the material of hotel is very combustible
2.the hollow building will cause ‘smokestack effect’

so the building was burning high
for a building that was once on the discovery..I have to say this is really a loss……
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #1834
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TVCC after fire.....
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #1835
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Insane... just happened to watch it on the news.

That's incredibly sad for everyone that took part in the project.

Apart from a little clip absolutely no coverage over here. If it where NY there would be breaking news on every station. Weird.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #1836
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so its still standing strong, but man it sure looks creepy there now...
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #1837
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You say the material they used was highly combustible, but what was the material?
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #1838
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That sucks. It was a nice tower.

For the record, it is among MSNBC's top stories this morning, and that's how I learned about it.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #1839
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I don't know in detail,but what do you think a hotel would have?
quilt?furniture?
I don't think it's hard to imagine
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1840
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Well yeah, obviously, but I thought we were talking about external materials here.
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