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    World's Tallest Residential Building Catches Fire in Dubai


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    February 20, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The tallest residential building on Earth -- The Marina Torch in the United Arab Emirates -- lived up to its namesake Friday when it caught fire and forced thousands of tenants to flee the building.

    The fire started around the 50th floor of the high-rise and subsequently engulfed adjacent floors. Photos and videos posted to social channels showed large flames that were fanned by winds in the area.

    Flaming debris fell to the ground below and some 10 firetrucks responded to the scene.

    The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but witnesses described seeing molten glass and masonry falling away from the tower. It also wasn't clear whether anyone was injured.

    The Torch, opened in 2011, is the tallest apartment building in the world. It reaches 1,105 feet into the sky and consists of 79 floors, housing thousands of residents.

    Article with video: World's tallest residential building catches fire in Dubai - UPI.com

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    Amazing, a concrete and steel constructed high rise tower DOESN'T collapse into its own footprint, totally destroyed within a couple of hours or so.

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    None ever did before 9-11 and none ever has since. Draw your own conclusions, but anyone who questions why must be a wacko, right?

    Discover Magazine is a reliable source

    What We Learned About Tall Buildings from the World Trade Center Collapse | DiscoverMagazine.com
    "As buildings continued to reach for the clouds, critics became more and more nervous about their susceptibility to fire. And although fires did break out in tall buildings, until the World Trade Center attack, no high-rise blaze had led to the actual structural collapse of an entire building."

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    ^ yeah, but don't you remember the WTC buildings' 'prayuth' theory - they were 'special', 'you no understand...'.

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    By the day, the Bush led 9/11 fiasco and cover-up gets its knickers torn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ yeah, but don't you remember the WTC buildings' 'prayuth' theory - they were 'special', 'you no understand...'.
    Special





    Just like the disappearing MH370.

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