OT: World Trade crash...

From: Adrian Vickers <avickers_at_solutionengineers.com>
Date: Tue Sep 11 13:39:13 2001

At 06:24 pm 11/09/2001, you wrote:
>>What do they have water tanks on top for? Is that a standard thing with
>>sky scrapers? Is it for fire fighting, or is it just part of the
>>running water system of the buildings?
> If one thinks back to like 1971 or so with the movie 'The
> Towering Inferno', it showed large water tanks at the top of the building
> as well. I don't know if it's a standard building-code type thing or if
> it's specifically used for fire fighting or not, but it's certainly not
> the first time I've seen mention of it.

Speculation: It's probably for both firefighting (sprinkler systems) and
normal water supply to taps, toilets, etc. It would make sense, since once
the water is pumped up there, normal gravity plumbing would be sufficient
to supply water to the building.

Cheers, Ade.
Be where it's at, B-Racing!
Received on Tue Sep 11 2001 - 13:39:13 BST

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