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Ramcharger
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just heard the news on WDIV. can't find a link as yet. All 41 residents have been evacuated safely.
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Evelyn
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 1:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What? How badly was the building damaged? If anyone has a link, please post!
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Kittypooka
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 7:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Around what time did this happen? I was just there at about 7pmish to snag a roll of quarters from their front desk. Thought I smelled burning plastic about a block away but couldn't figure out from where. There seemed to be quite a few fire and police around the front of the Motor City though.
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Genesyxx
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 8:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Probably all the faulty wiring in that place.
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Gotdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 9:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There were alot of fire trucks and so forth out front of the MGM parking structure when I got home last night. Did not notice anything at the Leland. But I wasn't staring out my window all night either.
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Chris_rohn
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 9:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to the Leland City Club forum it was limited to one apartment on the sixth floor.
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Evelyn
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's the link from WDIV:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/15118899/detail.html
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Dabirch
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 1:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

All 41 residents have been evacuated safely.



If I owned a hotel that large, and only had 41 residents in it, I'd torch it as well...
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Melody
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They must mean all 41 that were home at the time. Last night I was with my friend who lives there, and he wasn't evacuated because he wasn't there.

There have been fires there before that didn't make the news. Not sure why it did this time, especially since it was contained to only one floor.

(Message edited by Melody on January 23, 2008)
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J_to_the_jeremy
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 1:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Burnsie
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 6:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder if the smoke detectors actually work in that place.
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Sarge
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 6:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ah, the hotel that brought me to this forum in the first place many moons ago. Glad to hear no one was badly injured and the place is intact. Anybody else go there for MEPS back in the 80's or earlier?
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I wonder if the smoke detectors actually work in that place."

It's doubtful that when this hotel was constructed that they had very many fire suppression systems installed to limit fires to one floor. Nowadays, high rises are constructed so that a fire on one floor does not necessarily mean that the whole building needs to be evacuated. Does the Leland hotel have fire sprinklers?
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Spacemonkey
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My comment that was blocked ... um, it was not a libel claim. It is substantiated. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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Civilprotectionunit4346
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 5:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Higgins will probably not fix any of the damage & let it decay. I know the guy lives there from what ive heard. But they way he takes care of his other buildings(The Broderick Tower) I doubt anything will get done.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 6:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Leland, in better days:

http://s215.photobucket.com/al bums/cc280/buildingsofdetroit/ ?action=tags&current=Detroit-L eland%20Hotel%2FLeland%20Hotel
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Kslice
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Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 9:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My bet is that they would have had to fit the hotel with some kind of fire suppression. Fire code is very strict, especially with older, less safe buildings.
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Single_malt
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Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"It's doubtful that when this hotel was constructed that they had very many fire suppression systems installed to limit fires to one floor. Nowadays, high rises are constructed so that a fire on one floor does not necessarily mean that the whole building needs to be evacuated. Does the Leland hotel have fire sprinklers?"

Not necessarily true. Before 9/11 high rise buildings were set up to alarm one floor above and one floor below where the smoke/fire was detected. Now it is up the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction), like a Fire Marshal to decide. In the City of Detroit they like general alarm, which alerts the entire building there is a fire. If it is a building over 4 stories, then it has a voice/speaker evacuation system. Otherwise it is temporal sounds. Unlike the city of Troy, it depends on the building their alarm requirements my vary.

Most of property and life damage is caused by smoke.

I just joined this forum, so once I figure out how everything works, I'll be one happy dude.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 5:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's ok. There are plenty of happy people in this world that don't know how this forum works...
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Gistok
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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spacemonkey... you've been here long enough to know that outing people in any way shape or form on this forum is strictly forbidden. We only have that right when it comes to ourselves, and not others.

(Message edited by Gistok on February 10, 2008)

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