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Brief report here.
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(and it shows how important a fire sprinkler system is.)
Some pyrotechnically intense footage of the fire is available at the BBC.
And check out this photo, like something from Cloverfield.
Hopefully, no-one was injured...
No word yet from OMA, beyond it being their building. Beijing correspondent Andrew Yang is on the case, though. The Architect's Newspaper
Holy s**t, that's some serious fire. Obviously first thoughts are that hopefully nobody was injured. Beyond that, I remember putting finishing touches to the presentation model for tvcc...I don't think even that would have gone up so badly. I would not like to be working in oma Beijing today.
I wonder if the fire temperature is high enough to affect the structural integrity of the neighboring CCTV building.
well now they have a reason to design another tower
very true, Geoff - this also: http://twitpic.com/1ek1i
Probably Rem burnt it since he ran out of material to talk about in his lectures.
sad to say there were fatalities...http://tinyurl.com/ctw4mh
Funny how the ENTIRE building was on fire and it's still standing, meanwhile only 8 floors in the World Trade Center 7 building were on fire and the ENTIRE THING COLLAPSED ON ITS OWN FOOTPRINT!
I mean, you don't have to be an architect to see the sheer absurdity of it. It was obviously a controlled demolition...
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