Yet Another City Centre fire

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Doorstop » Fri May 23, 2014 6:13 pm

A malfunctioning projector in the basement apparently.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby darrel » Fri May 23, 2014 6:19 pm

Let's hope it can be rebuilt yes it may be a replica but better than nothing.
Main thing though is no one was killed or injured.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri May 23, 2014 6:46 pm

A little bird tells me that some had a lucky escape. Thank goodness everybody was ok.

What an absolute tragedy though. Of all the buildings you'd want to never go on fire, that'd probably be at the top of the list. This is awful, just awful.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Doorstop » Fri May 23, 2014 7:06 pm

Insider knowledge:

The building had close to no insurance. The rates were prohibitive, apparently.

Jeezo .. here's hoping there's a few ex-students with deep pockets that can help with any possible rebuild.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby edward carolan » Fri May 23, 2014 8:35 pm

Were Glasgow . It will be sorted.
If not We will want to know why.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Mark N » Fri May 23, 2014 8:39 pm

"With the incident under control indications are the firefighters' efforts have ensured more than 90% of the structure is viable and protected up to 70% of the contents - including many students' work."

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Doorstop » Fri May 23, 2014 8:43 pm

Reliably informed that on entering the main doors, the entire building on the right hand side of the main staircase is completely gutted, whilst the left suffered little damage other than smoke contamination. The library is completely gone, the roof collapsing in and taking the floor under with it.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Sat May 24, 2014 9:36 am

With all the money spent on the new building across the street, questions will be asked as to why a few pennies extra couldn't be spent on a ( functioning ) sprinkler system for the old building.

Really depressing to see the pictures on telly last night.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat May 24, 2014 10:32 am

Botanic Squirrel wrote:With all the money spent on the new building across the street, questions will be asked as to why a few pennies extra couldn't be spent on a ( functioning ) sprinkler system for the old building.


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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Doorstop » Sat May 24, 2014 1:36 pm

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby mercury » Sat May 24, 2014 3:01 pm

The building probably commited suicide having to look at the monstrosity across the street. :(
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Sat May 24, 2014 5:49 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Botanic Squirrel wrote:With all the money spent on the new building across the street, questions will be asked as to why a few pennies extra couldn't be spent on a ( functioning ) sprinkler system for the old building.


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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Mark N » Sat May 24, 2014 6:02 pm

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Doorstop » Sat May 24, 2014 6:17 pm

Slightly better than my sources info of completely gutted, but still the library going is a dire shame.

My source is back on site tomorrow .. I'll relay what they have to say as soon as I hear.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby HelenD » Sat May 24, 2014 9:43 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:
Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Botanic Squirrel wrote:With all the money spent on the new building across the street, questions will be asked as to why a few pennies extra couldn't be spent on a ( functioning ) sprinkler system for the old building.


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