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Old December 11th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #1
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buildings or skyscrapers that have been damaged

this can be from anything from tornados to hurricanes to fires heres some examples










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Old December 14th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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How bout posting some information on those pics. A few from September 11? Oklahoma bombing. Looks like a few from Hurrican Katrina? What is that in the seventh pic???? Also check out an old thread on skycraper fires

Anyway heres another one - most ironic building damage ever - when the Transport Tower in Astana, nicknamed the 'cigarette lighter' because of its shape...caught fire!!!

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Old December 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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i remember being in fort worth texas in 2000 and seeing the towers in the cbd all with one side lost windows due to a tornado. anyone got any pics of that?
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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this can be from anything from tornados to hurricanes to fires heres some examples
Where is this and what happened? It's like been a total war.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #5
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I believe that's the Bishopgate area of London after it was bombed by the IRA.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #6
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The Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 began on 21 September, when Russian President Boris Yeltsin dissolved the country's legislature (Congress of People's Deputies and its Supreme Soviet), which had opposed his moves to consolidate power and push forward with economic reforms.
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By sunrise, 4 October, the Russian army encircled the parliament building, and a few hours later army tanks began to shell the White House. By noon, troops entered the White House and began to occupy it, floor by floor.




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Old December 20th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #7
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The (former) Joelma Building (below) in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the morning of February 1st, 1974 in which 188 people perished....




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and TODAY (below)....



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* After the disaster the Joelma Building remained closed for 4 years for reconstruction. Once reconstructed it was renamed Praša da Bandeira ("Flag Square" the name of the square facing the building). Local legends claim that the building is still haunted by the spirits of some who died in the fire.

* information from Wikipedia.

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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #8
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I have dozens of pictures I can post. I worked on the OKC bombing, the WTC collapse, teh Mexico City earthquake, the Kobe earthquake, the Turkey earthquake, Northridge.....

Here is one of the more dramatic.

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Old December 21st, 2008, 01:17 AM   #9
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Massive IRA bombs in London's financial districts in 1990, 1993, and 1996

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[img]http://cache.***********.com/xc/80476653.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CE41B024AE96D64DAF0ED693DF09190E5A5397277B4DC33E[/img]





watch from 01.19. The bomb underneath the Canary Wharf Tower failed to explode luckily



and Manchester, the whole city centre rebuilt after this bomb in 1996. You can see rubble falling off the skyscraper on the left immediately after the explosion










another blast from the past (sorry):

IRA bomb the 620ft Post Office Tower 1971, after which the restaurant is closed indefinitely

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[img]http://cache.***********.com/xc/3258475.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=12F00EB112845DEC780200A26670B0DBA55A1E4F32AD3138[/img]


1968 Ronan Point Tower block collapse after a gas explosion

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:32 AM   #10
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Hotel Warszawa

Today...



During WW2...

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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^that's spirit
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:37 PM   #12
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Here is a massive list:

http://www.urbanity.es/foro/rascacie...scacielos.html

PD the spliff fairy, I used your information for complete the thread. If there is any problem, I delete it. Thanks.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:58 PM   #13
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^kewl, thats an amazing thread
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Old December 24th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #14
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Sarajevo

in the eighties




1992 during war







reconstructed



by night

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Old December 24th, 2008, 06:59 AM   #15
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The (former) MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Fire (below) in Las Vegas on November 21, 1980 in which 85 people perished...



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And, TODAY as Bally's Las Vegas (below) ....





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Old December 24th, 2008, 12:56 PM   #16
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Sampoong Dept Store collapse, Seoul, 1995.

501 people died and 900 were injured when the building suffered catastrophic collapse after an extra floor with swimming pool was added during construction. The engineering firm complained it was unsafe but the owner hired a new firm instead (that worked for his company) to approve the work. They not only failed to add structural support but used inferior concrete too. Despite all this the building stood for 6 years.
2 days before collapse a worker noted a gas leak but it was denied the building close for repair. On the day of collapse the ceiling on the 5th floor started crumbling, but the only response from the owner was to move the luxury merchandise to the ground floor, and refuse evacuation. At approx. 6pm the ceiling collapsed causing all 5 floors to cave in, with fires breaking out across the wreckage.



1999 Taichung Earthquake, Taiwan measuring 7.6 toppled 13,000 highrise apartments (quakes of a certain frequency will only topple buildings of a certain height, leaving lower or taller ones untouched - most infamously seen in Mexico City 1985 when midrises across the capital were levelled). However thanks to good building regulations these towers only partially collapsed - the only catastrophic collapses (when the entire structure pancakes down) were in lowrise masonry structures, hence a relatively lower death toll of 2,375 than could have been:


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Old December 25th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #17
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Bangkok- Cyber world Tower

Burnt while under construction ( after sitting around as skeletons since 1997 after the Asian economic crisis )



(and started again in 2006)

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Old December 25th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #18
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I have dozens of pictures I can post. I worked on the OKC bombing, the WTC collapse, teh Mexico City earthquake, the Kobe earthquake, the Turkey earthquake, Northridge.....

Here is one of the more dramatic.

That is the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank Building in Lagos. In early 2006 the top two floors caught fire. Two days later during a heavy windstorm, the top nine floors collapsed.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #19
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i remember being in fort worth texas in 2000 and seeing the towers in the cbd all with one side lost windows due to a tornado. anyone got any pics of that?
heres some pictures of it





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Old December 25th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #20
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Amazing pictures. I hope the owner of that shopping center in Seoul killed himself in shame.
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