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Old Posted Jun 15, 2016, 4:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy6 View Post
The endurance of that building is amazing. Totally gutted twice in its first decade by huge fires, then defaced with that ugly facade for a few decades only to have the disastrous reno almost kill it once again.
luckily it was rebuilt like a brick shithouse following the last fire. Poured new concrete beams, columns and floors inside the existing brick exterior walls - including perimeter concrete beams at each floor around the exterior walls. The foundation of the building is essentially a 4-foot thick giant raft slab below the basement floor.

At this point it would take a large incendiary device to take that building out.
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