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Before 9/11 there was never a collapse of a steel framed building caused by fire in the entire history of modern architecture — But on September 11, 2001 it happened three times in a matter of hours in one city.  It hasn't happened since.
Before 9/11 there was never a collapse of a steel framed building caused by fire in the entire history of modern architecture — But on September 11, 2001 it happened three times in a matter of hours in one city.  It hasn't happened since.

By AP
Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five people were injured.


The John Hancock Center in Chicago caught fire but didn't collapse: It must have
contained "superman steel."

Flames and thick smoke poured out of an east side window on the 50th floor Saturday. Authorities said the fire did not leave the residential unit where it began but the apartment was gutted and other residents on the floor would be displaced. The Fire department said the fire was accidental.

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