Friday, February 20, 2015

Wow, this is why I wouldn't want to live in a skyscraper.

Dubai: A massive fire has broken out in the Torch building at Dubai marina. The blaze Started on 50th floor and is spreading, a resident said. The Marina Torch is a residential skyscraper at the Dubai Marina. The tower is one of the tallest residential building in the world. The tower reaches 336.1 m (1105 ft) in height with 79 floors above ground.

"This building has been plagued since opening with false fire alarms on an almost daily basis. I personally had threaten to call the civil defense on many occasions but was constantly fobbed off by the building management," says Digby Taylor, head of operations at GN Broadcasting.
Around 10 fire engines can been seen, water bowsers, police and ambulances. 
The fire has started up again currently around floor 70 and above. High winds causing massive problems.
Fire has reached 70 floor, says Digby Taylor, head of operations at GN Broadcasting.
Debris falling from great height. Roads in Marina north all closed, debris on tram tracks.
Lights have gone out on the seaboard side of the building.

It's like the titanic going down, says a witness. 
The biggest danger is molten glass falling, says a witness.

That is really scary, let's hope everyone gets out safely.


  1. anybody remember the movie "The Towering Inferno"

    1. Yes, our American hero O.J Simpson saved a cat........... ;-D

  2. Hmmm, when will it go into a free fall collapse? We all know those steel and pre stressed concrete building's girders are prone to melting within an hour or little more.... right?