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In the morning of May 13, 2008 a fire started in the main building of the Faculty of Architecture. The fire soon engulfed several floors of the southern wing of the building. As fire fighters struggled to control the blaze, the fire spread throughout the building which had been evacuated when the first fire alarm went off. The damage to the building proved to be extensive. Parts of the northern wing had collapsed and it was feared that the rest of the building would follow. However, the library, considered to be one of the finest in Europe and containing several thousands of books, was undamaged. This collection also included rare maps and cartography dating to the 17th Century. Delft University employed specialists to remove the books and materials due to the structural instability of the building, and as of July 4, it has been confirmed that these books and maps have been safely removed and show no signs of damage. This is believed to be due to the fact that the fire spread upwards from the 6th Floor, whereas the library was located on the ground floor. Firefighters were also able to save the historic models and furniture, including chairs by Gerrit Rietveld and Le Corbusier. The Architecture building has been completely demolished. The former main building of the TU Delft is now used to house the faculty. It is believed the fire was started by a ruptured water pipe which short circuited a coffee machine on the 6th floor of the building.
Originally posted by thedman
Several hours later the North Wing collapsed - thats right it collapsed bcause of fire ! A modern steel frame building collapsed during a fire. Just like WTC 1 or WTC 2 or WTC 7...
How long before the "well it didn't just get hit with a 100 some ton plane carrying a lot of fuel!"
The WTC couldn't have burned to the ground because it was built with flame retarded material ie. asbestos.
But can anyone guess why the "debunkers" are allergic to this comparison, even though the structures are much more similar (notice the core structure and exterior columns), the fire lasted 3 hrs 40 min, four floors gutted and four more partially destroyed by fire?
It was also shown that if fire protection to structural members is adequately designed and applied with quality control, fire damage to fire exposed members will be minimised and structural collapse can be prevented.
Originally posted by okbmd
reply to post by AquariusDescending
I'm sorry , I couldn't tell where the airplane impacted the bank building at 500 mph .
Do you mind pointing that out for us ?
Originally posted by vipertech0596
reply to post by jprophet420
Nope, you probably cant find where an airliner slammed into WTC 7, but we can point you to the damage caused when WTC 1 slashed open WTC7.