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Fire Engulfs Beijing Hotel Complex

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posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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Fire Engulfs Beijing Hotel Complex


www.nytimes.com

BEIJING — A fierce fire engulfed one of the showcase Olympics-era buildings in Beijing on Monday, the last day of celebrations for the lunar new year when the city was ablaze with fireworks.

The building was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and is part of China Central Television’s new headquarters, an angular wonder of modernist architecture that sits astride the city.
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posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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I have seen quite a few high rise fires, but never seen a high rise building so fueled. The booms you hear are from the chinese new year fireworks. With fire such a main concern in todays buildings, why would it burn up so fast?

www.youtube.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...
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www.nytimes.com
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[edit on 2/9/09 by Cyprex]



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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I saw picures on tv earlier and the building was well ablaze.

Quesion is will it fall WTC style?



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Here is another Youtube link of it.

www.youtube.com...

A lot more turning up now:

www.youtube.com...

[edit on 9-2-2009 by Marshall Ormus]



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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I completely missed this... thank you everyone for the links.

Infowars did a great job of profiling this in relationship to buildings of similar building and degree of fire damage.

Fire Consumes WTC 7-Size Skyscraper, Building Does Not Collapse

and talisman started a thread in the 911 forum that has gain a lot of feedback
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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Here is a video of the building, the morning after.



And a before piture.
flickr.com...

[edit on 2/10/09 by Cyprex]



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