pain is the staff of life

Brand new WTC

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on September 12, 2011

This is what it’s going to look like when it’s finished.

In the lead-up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, CBC broadcast a documentary on some of the victims trapped in the towers who had managed to call home either to tell their families that they loved them or to leave them messages to that effect. There were arrows with their names indicating where they were in the smoking mess. It was excrutiating to hear these poor souls voices over the footage knowing there was no way out for them.
My bro in law, an architect, asks “if the same size towers had been designed to lie horizontally with just the one exit would they have been built?” No. So why do they keep doing the same stupid thing? The answer is blowin’ in the wind.


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  1. campbie said, on September 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This is an oft occurring thing.
    With the
    deranged free range
    yahoos and steamfitters running things here
    we’re all gonna do a Guy “Eric Laliberté and go into earth orbit

  2. zzdanslemeteo said, on September 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I’m curious about the architectural alternatives to the “just one exit” problem. Is it to just not build tall buildings?

  3. campbie said, on September 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Build em down like a mine- what can go wrong.

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