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Old 23-12-2015, 07:33 PM   #452
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PFD Ladder 23 Patch..
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Plaza was a 38-story high-rise office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.. The 492 feet (150 m) tower was designed by Vincent Kling & Associates and completed in 1972.. The building was demolished in 1999 as a result of damage and fire that began on February 23,1991.. The fire began on the 22nd floor after linseed oil soaked rags ignited a blaze that raged out of control for hours.. Philadelphia firefighters fought the blaze, but struggled due to a lack of power in the skyscraper and insufficient water pressure from the building's standpipes..In 1982, the Franklin Institute awarded Vincent G. Kling the Frank P. Brown Medal..


One Meridian Plaza in 1972..

One of the most recognizable buildings designed by Kling is the Bell Atlantic Tower, which was completed in 1991 and remains among the tallest buildings in Philadelphia.. Kling also collaborated with Philadelphia city planner Edmund Bacon..The Stubbins Associates was founded by Hugh Stubbins, FAIA, in 1949 and based in Cambridge, MA. Hugh Stubbins had designed several of the world's most noted skyscrapers, including the Citicorp Center in New York City, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston headquarters in Boston, and the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan..In 2011, KlingStubbins was acquired by Jacobs and operates as part of their Global Buildings sector..The Research Triangle Park is one of the largest research parks in the world...


Rocky and the Backdraft HD ..

Captain David P. Holcombe, age 52.
Firefighter Phyllis McAllister, age 43..
Firefighter James A. Chappell, age 29...The Philadelphia Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..Established March 15, 1871-Trucks 23...

During the second hour of the fire it spread onto the 23rd and 24th floors.. Heavy smoke was building up in the stairwells and a captain and 2 firefighters from Engine 11 were assigned to go to the top level to ventilate the stairwell..Using a searchlight the helicopter crew searched the exterior of the building and at 1:17 AM February 24, the helicopter spotted a broken window on the 28th floor located in an area that could not be seen from the street.. At about 2:15 AM a rescue team was sent to the spot and found the 3 missing firefighters unconscious and out of air in their SCBAs..Contained by the automatic sprinklers and running out of fuel, the fire was declared under control at 3:01 PM..Unable to implode the building because of the building density of the area, E/R Partners began an 18-month, US$23 million process to dismantle the building...Station E20-Location Chinatown-Battalion 4-Division 1-Apparatus E20(P), L23, M1..

In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong deposes Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan in a bloodless coup d'├ętat..A horizontal line aligned on a meridian with a gnomon facing the noon-sun is termed a meridian line and does not indicate the time, but instead the day of the year..Historically they were used to accurately determine the length of the solar year.. Examples are the Bianchini meridian line in Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, and the Cassini line in San Petronio Basilica at Bologna..A gnomon (γνώμων, gnōmōn, literally: "one that knows or examines") is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Meridian_Plaza
https://www.nytimes.com/books/98/10/...ladelphia.html
https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...46&postcount=5You're a real blue flame special, aren't you, son?.I should have had you get me 3 of these things!.You crossed the line..Would you ever really want to see an angel?.Peace, through superior firephower...http://forum.davidicke.com/showthrea...151467&page=23

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