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Old February 21st, 2015, 09:25 AM   #21
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Please keep the Supertalls forum for projects/construction news only. I'm moving this thread...
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Old February 21st, 2015, 12:01 PM   #22
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According to the german news thanks god nobody gets seriouly hurt.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 12:28 PM   #23
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Wow, I thought it was a minor fire not such a big fire!!
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Old February 21st, 2015, 03:36 PM   #24
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Any daylight pictures showing the damage? Any reports about the damage? How many floors were damaged by the fire? How many apartments?
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Old February 21st, 2015, 03:43 PM   #25
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It's really not bad. They say the residents of the unaffected floors will move back in within a few days.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 04:53 PM   #26
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Hello, just a quick question, does anyone actually live in this building, I heard many buildings in Dubai are still unoccupie, is this true.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 05:13 PM   #27
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It's really not bad. They say the residents of the unaffected floors will move back in within a few days.
Don't underestimate the consequences of smoke damage.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 05:13 PM   #28
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Much more damaged buildings have been repaired
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Old February 21st, 2015, 08:55 PM   #29
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Hello, just a quick question, does anyone actually live in this building, I heard many buildings in Dubai are still unoccupie, is this true.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 08:56 PM   #30
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that seems unsafe...
Structurally unsafe?


.... though smoke and (water) sprinkle damage is a problem.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 09:06 PM   #31
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Hello, just a quick question, does anyone actually live in this building, I heard many buildings in Dubai are still unoccupie, is this true.
I've been pretty much offline on SSC for 6 years - but looks like not much has changed.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 09:51 PM   #32
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I've been pretty much offline on SSC for 6 years - but looks like not much has changed.
what made you come back?
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 07:11 AM   #33
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Moved back to Dubai.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 11:10 PM   #34
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It's really not bad. They say the residents of the unaffected floors will move back in within a few days.
It seemed like blazing inferno from the video shot at night, but it looks like there's been little damage by the fire

I thought the building had burned to crisp
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Old February 24th, 2015, 07:59 AM   #35
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Found this since for whatever reason, I didn't hear about this fire until told by a relative. Thankfully it looks like primarily balcony / exterior damage. Since the tower is concrete, there should be very little integrity loss if any. Pretty large clean up job, though.

http://youtu.be/4KUmyjhYN00

Edit, someone beat me to it with daylight photos. Looks like a world of difference during the day compared to the raging fire videos at night. But thankfully no one was hurt.
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Moved back to Dubai.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 01:50 PM   #37
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575 out of a total of 676 apartments in the tower are already cleared for return of occupants. The other 101 are being inspected by the building's insurance company.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 02:14 PM   #38
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It seemed like blazing inferno from the video shot at night, but it looks like there's been little damage by the fire

I thought the building had burned to crisp
Fires look much bigger at night
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Old February 25th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #39
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why so many building fires in Dubai?
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Old February 25th, 2015, 03:29 PM   #40
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Flammable cladding.
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