Florida Sandy alerted me to this news: one of the tallest residential towers on earth is burning down, killing…who knows how many hundreds of victims. Ironically, it was named ‘the Torch Tower’. These disasters could be seen developing since day one. The WTC buildings, I watched them being built, I was horrified about how they were built and begged my husband to cease working there because of my fears…Why are architects building dangerous structures in the first place? And especially huge towers that are Towers of Babble.
And a few hours ago the exact same thing only worse!
Dubai Torch Tower burning 2017
These two fires in the same stupid tower are very similar to the tower that burned in England last month, killing so many people. A number of super high towers built for no good reasons…and the WTC complex was ridiculously oversized for any function and people were forced to move in because the government was embarrassed by its tremendous empty spaces…this mania to build super big has a huge downside if anything goes wrong, even little things like electricity being cut like in mass blackouts.
The Torch Tower is the fifth tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 330 metres (1,105 ft).
It became the tallest residential building in the world in 2011 but lost the record the following year to the neighbouring Princess Tower.
In February 2015 hundreds of residents were evacuated from the same building after it was engulfed in flames in the early hours of the morning.
The blaze ripped through multiple floors of the new building, in the expat-heavy Marina district of the city.
Flames shot out from two sides of the building and glass and metal rained down from the skyscraper.
After a series of recent fires, Dubai is introducing a new code for skyscrapers this year, insisting that full-scale mockups of the facade are fire-tested rather than just the individual materials.
External sprinklers are also being encouraged for new buildings.
Too little, too late. The mania to build higher and higher is highly dangerous. London, for example, has some huge towers smack dab in the middle of neighborhoods with many small buildings. If these huge monsters fall, and they eventually will fall, it will annihilate everything just like we see over and over again.
The second monstrosity here is a building that bulges out at the top. When this insane thing collapses, it will destroy everything around it and everything around is a bunch of much older, very much smaller buildings which will be annihilated.
This is pure lunacy! There is no regard for future demolition and these buildings don’t last all that long, either. They are basically windows set in boxes. A skeletal structure holds the floors and windows in place and are not very strong, not at all strong.
Brick and wood buildings can be destroyed, too, but they have strong limits on size. These mega structures don’t so they are built as if they won’t ever come down again despite history showing very clearly, this happens.