Unlike WTC7, L.A. High-Rise Remains Standing After Blaze
by Kit Daniels
Building does not follow “law” of physics as observed on 9/11
One child is in critical condition and eight others were hospitalized after a fire erupted inside a 25-story high-rise in West Los Angeles late Friday morning, yet the fire did not completely collapse the building at nearly free-fall speed unlike 7 World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
At least 214 firefighters battled the blaze that erupted in a two-bedroom unit on the 11th floor of the Barrington Plaza, a 386-unit luxury apartment building built in 1961.
The firefighters managed to keep the fire contained near its origin before putting it out after 71 minutes, according to KTLA 5.
A woman found the child with an older man, both unconscious, in a stairwell after the fire.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown as of this writing.
It is known, however, that the fire-damaged building did not follow the “law” of physics as observed on Sept. 11, 2001, in which the 47-story 7 World Trade Center in New York City, also known as Building 7, collapsed at almost free-fall speed.
Building 7 was not hit by an airplane prior to its destruction and suffered minimal fire damage, yet still managed to completely collapse in a similar fashion as an imploded building.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) called the collapse of Building 7 “the first known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building” in history.
Yet as Barrington Plaza still remains standing hours after the fire, it is likely that Building 7 will continue to be the only “known” instance of such an event.