Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Roof collapse, part 2

I have to figure out how to both clobber the default text my service provider stuffs in an emailed photo, and how to add something of a post to the same.

Until then, let me explain, no, there is too much, let me sum up.

The subject below is that of an auxiliary building to a long since gone Wilmington, DE train station. Today, while I was instructing a coworker on the madness of Interwoven XML, everyone heard a thump outside. I dismissed it as a loader filling a dump truck (there is a lot of construction around us). The "ewwws" and "ahhhs" told a different story.

I stood up to look out the panoramic glass, with nearly everyone on the floor, to a see cloud of dust drifting across the street.

It cleared quickly to reveal that a good quarter of the façade of the historical building imploded or in the street below. I was immediately worried that workers inside (I had seen a number of them in the morning) had been trapped. The lack of urgency of two of them in hard hats told me that no one was harmed.

Then I worried for the 911 operators being flooded by phone calls from everyone calling 911.

Then I went back to work.

Posted by caffeinated at 9:31 PM in bad cell


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