The Black Dahlia: My ex lived in this building, and the apartments are all four bedroom suites with a huge living room and kitchen in the middle. The residents are all FSU and FAMU students, parties this size are actually are pretty regular occurrence in the complex.
MythDragon: Wait, according to the government, once 1 floor gave away, it would start pancaking downwards in a huge chain reaction the collapsed the building straight down! Obviously 9/11 was faked or the same would have have happened here!
SwiftFox: After actually reading TFA, conclusion:1. Inspection said it met the building code for floor loading2. did not meet the fire code but there was no fire, so what3. floor failed so somebody screwed up at #1
grimlock1972: The Black Dahlia: My ex lived in this building, and the apartments are all four bedroom suites with a huge living room and kitchen in the middle. The residents are all FSU and FAMU students, parties this size are actually are pretty regular occurrence in the complex.Sounds the repeated overloading of the structure finally caught up to the residents.
Fecal Conservative: lordargent: Fecal Conservative: Either the Vodak has taken hold or my reading comprehension is off. It wasn't an apartment it was the clubhouse for the apartment complex!It was the penthouse, which just means it was at the top of the complex (and generally means that it's larger than a regular apartment).It could very well be intended for 11 people if we're talking about a small apartment building.Why does a picture caption say this?A firefighter helps a man out of the second story window of the clubhouse at Seminole Grand apartments off Tharpe Street after a portion of the second story of the clubhouse collapsed during a party early Sunday morning. / Michael Schwarz/Special to the DemocratThe penthouse was in the clubhouse? If so, should be sturdier than apts. (Basing this on midwest trailer park relatives and their tornado shelter/clubhouse).
Xai: if the floor is rated to hold 40lbs per square foot, and there are 2200 square feet, given 100 people that means each person at that party weighed, on average, 880lbs.Seems legit.
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