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Breaking: High Rise Fire Chicago 12/06/04
12/06/04 | GRRRRR

Posted on 12/06/2004 5:15:28 PM PST by GRRRRR

A high rise in the Chicago Loop at 135 S. LaSalle has at least one floor on fire. Live shots show a raging fire through the windows.

This is the LaSalle Bank Building. Began just after 1830h.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; fire; highrise; turass
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Reporting that fire is progressing - in 10 windows now (was 5).


121 posted on 12/06/2004 6:11:24 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: GRRRRR

LaSalle Bank is a HUGE sponsor of the Chicago Marathon and at least one PGA event that I know of, not to mention funding for the arts in Chicago.


122 posted on 12/06/2004 6:11:29 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: sharkhawk

hmm...how about the structral safety of the buliding. if it's an oldie, how stable is it if the corner of it burns? 45 people up above is bad...but how about those below with a possibly collapisable corner. and why is the media being pushed back...and back...


123 posted on 12/06/2004 6:11:46 PM PST by edmond246 (*With that much B.S. you've gotta flush both the Johns*)
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To: Rome2000

Thank you for your reply. I needed to know.


124 posted on 12/06/2004 6:12:33 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I seriuosly doubt that terrorists would go after the LaSalle Bank Building in Chicago. It's not big, it's not worth the trouble. Something else is going on.


125 posted on 12/06/2004 6:12:58 PM PST by xJones
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To: edmond246

These old buildings are plenty tough. Remember, the fire wasn't helped along with jet fuel.


126 posted on 12/06/2004 6:13:41 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: konaice
Why isn't announcing directions NOT to evacuate a felony in every state?

Well, I know that on 9/11, the people in the south tower of the WTC were told to stay put *before* their tower was hit. The reasoning behind that was it was full of maybe 20,000 or more people, and with the chaos surrounding the evacuation of the north tower (the one that was hit first) and flaming debris (not to mention people jumping from the north tower, and there were many of them) falling all over the place, they didn't want to add to the sheer volume of people out there.

127 posted on 12/06/2004 6:13:53 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: xJones

Yep...interesting...it's going horizontal..


128 posted on 12/06/2004 6:15:11 PM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: MediaMole

true true, jet fuel was an issue, what is that on drudge about an explosion?


129 posted on 12/06/2004 6:16:42 PM PST by edmond246 (*With that much B.S. you've gotta flush both the Johns*)
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To: Chi-One

Did I just hear the reporter on ABC7 say the skyscraper is the first skycraper ever. Built in 1885? Is that correct?


130 posted on 12/06/2004 6:18:31 PM PST by vezke
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To: GRRRRR
This building used to be known as the Field Building (as in Marshall Field, whose estate developed the building). The ugly sculpture in the foreground ;-) is the Picasso on the Plaza.


131 posted on 12/06/2004 6:19:15 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: vezke

That's a little off, the building was built in the early 1930s on the site of the first skyscraper.


132 posted on 12/06/2004 6:20:28 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: mhking

Thanks for the link mhking.


133 posted on 12/06/2004 6:21:05 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: edmond246

Now a 5-11 alarm fire...not telling what is going on deeper into that floor...

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134 posted on 12/06/2004 6:21:33 PM PST by GRRRRR (Proud to be an American in a RED COUNTY!)
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To: GRRRRR

1965 builing. No sprinklers.


135 posted on 12/06/2004 6:21:52 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: vezke

She was TOADALLY wrong...way off...

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136 posted on 12/06/2004 6:22:29 PM PST by GRRRRR (Proud to be an American in a RED COUNTY!)
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To: vezke

12 injured

8 sent to hospital

according to NBC5


137 posted on 12/06/2004 6:22:42 PM PST by Petruchio (<===Looks Sexy in a flightsuit . . . Looks Silly in a french maid outfit)
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To: GRRRRR

Pretty sad, since I work downtown Chicago in the Prudential Building.


138 posted on 12/06/2004 6:23:28 PM PST by A. Morgan ( If I wanted to see Horsesh*t, I could go out to the barn and see it for free.)
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To: Petruchio

5 alarm now, have to wonder if the fire is moved into the core of the building?


139 posted on 12/06/2004 6:24:12 PM PST by Midwestguy
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To: GRRRRR

What is a 5-11 alarm fire? IPN is reporting that also and saying they're requesting two more truck companies.


140 posted on 12/06/2004 6:24:38 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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