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Fire devastates Delft architecture faculty

Postby ctesiphon » Thu May 15, 2008 4:44 pm

Just heard about this today:

A “catastrophic” fire has caused serious damage to the architecture faculty at Delft University in the Netherlands, endangering first edition books by Rem Koolhaas and MVRDV and Gerrit Rietveld furniture.

Although no-one was injured in the blaze, much of the 14-storey building has been completely destroyed, BD understands.


http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=725&storycode=3113390&c=1&encCode=00000000014cb645
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Re: Fire devastates Delft architecture faculty

Postby PTB » Fri May 16, 2008 7:02 pm

Firefighters salvaged 80 models and 200 chairs from the basement early today. Looks like the building is going to be demolished soon because it is structurally unsound.
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