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  •  wasn't another reg because of coconut grove (1+ / 0-)
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    that doors leading from an establishment swing out (at least in MA)  (which was a major difference in the TV Cheers and the real life Cheers)

    Republicans: the party of GAGG = Guns, Abortion, Gawd, and Gays. It's part of their teabagging and 2M4M message.

    by Clytemnestra on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 09:01:02 PM PDT

    •  That was definitely a problem at the CG. (2+ / 0-)
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      Not all of the exits opened inward, but the one in the new Broadway lounge did, and about 100 people died because of it.  Others opened out but were locked to prevent people from sneaking out without paying their bills.  I wasn't able to find what the fire code actually required in that regard at the time.  There were a lot of violations of existing codes involved.

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

      by dsteffen on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 09:09:30 PM PDT

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      •  when we moved here to MA I was told it (1+ / 0-)
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        was a code and that it was because of CG ... and then just a few years ago there was the Station Fire -
        http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        which some members of the community I live in perished

        Republicans: the party of GAGG = Guns, Abortion, Gawd, and Gays. It's part of their teabagging and 2M4M message.

        by Clytemnestra on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 09:24:46 PM PDT

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        •  Chilling stuff, Clytemnestra. (0+ / 0-)

          I've seen video of the first few seconds after the fire starts, but never a long-form video like that.  The photographer seems to have grasped what was going on long before a lot of the rest of the crowd.

          One of the links in the diary, "The Legacy of nightclub fires" is more about the Station fire than the CG.

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

          by dsteffen on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 10:36:46 AM PDT

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