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Stories From Inside The Glass Tower

The images of San Francisco’s newest temple to progress going up in flames are so powerful it’s hard to believe it has already been a month since the Glass Tower brought tragedy to the Union Square district of the City by the Bay.  In the four weeks since the disaster those involved have slowly begun to tell their stories, that valuable part of the grieving process when talking about events can ease just a little bit of the pain.

The press conference this past Wednesday afternoon drew more than just the usual faces from the city’s media outlets. That it was held at City Hall, just five blocks south west of the Tower, added extra melancholy to the proceedings. As if anyone might forget why they were there, the smell of smoke still lingered outside on the front steps. It was fitting to that the Arthur ... Read more »

Views: 1480 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2016-03-28 | Comments (0)

‘Skyscraper construction will never be the same again. Neither will San Francisco’

Four weeks on from the devastating fire that destroyed the world’s tallest skyscraper the Glass Tower, the death toll rose further yesterday with the passing of firefighter Ross Coleman. Coleman’s death at St. Mary’s Medical Centre takes the number of victims to over two hundred. News of another fatality prompted fresh comment from Duncan Enterprise’s Principal Architect Doug Roberts. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle Roberts stated ‘It seems like a never ending tragedy right now. I think it’s safe to say skyscraper construction will never be the same again. Neither will San Francisco for that matter.’

Roberts’ comments follow a week of revelations that have seen victim’s families lay blame f ... Read more »

Views: 1418 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2016-03-28 | Comments (0)

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