Feb 142014

Are Millions of Business People At Risk of Dying In Collapsing Buildings?

Posted on February 13, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog

This is one in a series of safety-related public service announcements.

Death Traps?

Millions of people work in or visit high-rise buildings … assuming the buildings were more or less safe.

But it turns out that there is a severe, lethal risk of sudden collapse in even the best-made skyscrapers in America, Britain, Germany, Japan and other nations worldwide.

A New Understanding

Before 9/11, no modern steel-frame high-rise building had ever collapsed due to fire.

9/11 radically changed our understanding of architecture and engineering …

Specifically, 3 steel-frame buildings collapsed on that day. That includes one that was never hit by a plane, and had only small, isolated office fires prior to its collapse.

This was unexpected, as much hotter, longer-lasting fires have never before brought down a modern steel-frame office building. For example, the 2005 Madrid skyscraper fire “reached 800 degrees Celsius (1,472 F), said Javier Sanz, head of Madrid firefighter” and lasted some 20 hours without collapsing.

In other words, officials who write building codes, architects and structural engineers had never before worried about small office fires causing office buildings from collapsing.

Read full article here

  One Response to “Are Millions of Business People At Risk of Dying In Collapsing Buildings?”

  1. Please click the link to read the full article. This blog post is a subtle promotion for the new High-Rise Safety Initiative http://highrisesafetynyc.org/. Judging from some of the comments on the blog, many “just don’t get it”. They think the blog poster “believes the official story” and the like. I think it’s a very clever way to get a 9/11 Truth initiative onto the NYC ballot. However, some of the comments are similar to clueless comments on The Onion or the Daily Currant http://dailycurrant.com/. I guess satire is too subtle an instrument in the era of Fox News and Alex Jones. 🙁

    That said, I’ve gone off the Daily Currant. They’ve had too many anti-Putin and anti-Assad articles for me. I suspect they’re a fake NWO satirical news site, with limited hangout spoofs on people like Anne Coulter and Chris Christie, but that might just be the paranoid conspiracy theorist in me. 🙂