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  1. In Chicago, the famous Hancock building

    Hancock Scaffold Collapse Kills 3

    CHICAGO (AP) - Scaffolding from the landmark John Hancock Building fell on a busy downtown street and crushed cars Saturday, killing three people and critically injuring four, a fire department spokesman said

    Unusually high winds were whipping through the area, but it was too soon to say if they caused the 25 feet of scaffolding to fall from the 43rd floor, Fire Department Cmdr. Tim Stokes said.

    Winds gusted up to 58 mph at a downtown airport around the time of the collapse, according to the National Weather Service (news - web sites).

    Those killed were in three cars that were crushed by the debris, Stokes said. Glass also rained down on the crowded streets. No crews were believed to be working on the scaffolding Saturday.

    Two people suffered less serious injuries, Stokes said.

    The 100-story Hancock building, the city's third-tallest building, anchors the north end of the city's busy Michigan Avenue shopping district.

    Streets in the area were closed and traffic rerouted after the accident, in part due to fears of more falling debris
     
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  3. oldman

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    you sure are reading lots of news here.
     
  4. Watcha you're always on top of these current affairs. i salute you....

    but what am i supposed to comment on this??

    nice to know...moving on....

    Jamier the Hillbilly...take this away and bring the main course....
     
  5. curse you old man. I was supposed to reply first. I and ONLY I. croak. CROAK!!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> :p
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by A. Caveman:
    <strong>curse you old man. I was supposed to reply first. I and ONLY I. croak. CROAK!!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> :p </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">well i'm working a graveyard shift.. there are no people in the ER! i don't have any real work until 6 am.
     
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    Come on Watcha..

    Enough with the news reports...this ain't CNN...

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  8. no this is the thing...I visited chicago and fell in love with it...and my friends where like go visit the hancock building the view is gorgeous! I was like, ok next time I go there I will visit it, but man :( the building is ruined now....ooops I accidently posted in pre-allo again....pple are going to be whinning now.....whooopsie...

    IT'S NOT MY FAULT..THEY KEEP CHANGING THE ROOMS AROUND....last time I posted in allo thinking it was preallo....SIGH :rolleyes: <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  9. Jalby

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    This reminds me of the "Highly Important" post by a guy who was on a waitlist.
     
  10. sandflea

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    how is the building ruined??? the scaffolding broke a few of the windows on the lower levels, but it's hardly as if the building is destroyed.
     
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    See how rumors start?
     
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    thats messed up, check out the Chicago Tribune: <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0203100406mar10.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed" target="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0203100406mar10.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed</a>
     
  13. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sandflea:
    <strong>how is the building ruined??? the scaffolding broke a few of the windows on the lower levels, but it's hardly as if the building is destroyed.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">well isnt the scaffold and essential part of the building?
     
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  15. From the Tribune:
    The scaffold was not in use Saturday, but workers have been caulking and cleaning the skin of the building for about a year, said a spokeswoman for the building.

    Only a temporary scaffolding for maintanance. NOT an integral part of the building. The building was not destroyed.

    Why does this thread exist anyway?
     
  16. From the Tribune:
    The scaffold was not in use Saturday, but workers have been caulking and cleaning the skin of the building for about a year, said a spokeswoman for the building.

    Only a temporary scaffolding for maintanance. NOT an integral part of the building. The building was not destroyed.

    Why does this thread exist anyway?
     

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