Monday, May 26, 2008

No Highrise Ever Collapsed Because of Fire?

Wow, this is an impressive comp:

At the Delft University of Holland, Department of Architecture, there was a fire apparently in the last two weeks:

The Faculty of Architecture in Delft has burned down and collapsed. It was ‘the biggest disaster in Dutch university history’, as the Dutch minister of Education said. Fire escape plans worked perfect: students, professors and employees could all get out in time. But the 13 story building – about 40 years old – collapsed.

More discussion here:

Apparently a leak in a coffee machine caused the fire.

Hat Tip to jberryhill at the JREF Forums.