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Tehran Highrise Collapse - Fire

Tehran Highrise Collapse - Fire

RE: Tehran Highrise Collapse - Fire

Looks like it was already in the process of collapsing when the video cut in.

Reports in the article about "...blocking stairwells with fabric from cramped garment workshops..." sound like a very dire situation. Combustible materials stored in a tall chimney...


RE: Tehran Highrise Collapse - Fire

There is no fire protection of structural steelwork in the third world ....

Every once in a while it is useful to have a disaster like this to remind us why we must spend a few dollars extra for a building that complies with western codes and standards.

Sr. Process Engineer

RE: Tehran Highrise Collapse - Fire

MJ... didn't know that...
JAE... I always thought there was something funny about the water in Oakland.

RE: Tehran Highrise Collapse - Fire

LPS for JAE :)

To Jed's comment... the rules are there, and the building was made according to the rules. The tenants made stupid mods/storage decisions (like Tehran's stacking of bolts of cloth in the stairwell), but you have to look at the building design itself, not what the tenants do with it.

Dan - Owner

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