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  •  "did not make requirements retroactive" (2+ / 0-)
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    sberel, tidalwave1

    Right.  A good point.  "Grandfathering" has played a role in many instances of buildings not being brought up to code, resulting in tragedy.  The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago in 1958 was an excellent example of that.  The school was built in 1908, IIRC, and was only required to meet the fire code in effect at the time it was built!  I wrote a diary on it a couple of years ago but plan to update it for this series some time.

    People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

    by dsteffen on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 06:57:04 PM PDT

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    •  I remember hearing about this one ... (3+ / 0-)
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      alizard, marina, dsteffen

      from the nuns in Ohio in 1958 ... every time that there was a fire drill. That sounds like I'm making a joke: I am not. I have always been very cautious about fire and easy access to an exit just about anywhere I am. I have taught this to my daughter also. Movies, concerts, meeting halls, hotels, anywhere where I am -- I look for the easy way out. Again, I am not making a joke. Plus, now that I live in California, I want to be aware of where I am because of earthquakes.

      Thanks for this bit of history that may actually save someone's life.

      The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago in 1958 was an excellent example of that

      Especially about inward opening exterior doors.

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