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LOL!

What a pathetic comparison!

April 23 was filled with warnings. At 10 a.m., workers at other factories and offices emptied out of the building. Half an hour later, a manager, who she didn’t name, told her floor to clear out too.

She filed out with the rest of the fifth floor. She waited. She ate lunch. When Begum returned, the factory was abuzz — cracks were clearly visible in the walls.
She said the manager told them the walls would be fixed and the building would be “perfect” the next day.

"Rana Plaza was designed as a six-story building and the owners subsequently added two more floors, Mohammad Atiqul Islam, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Export Association, said in a phone interview from Dhaka."

It is clear from visiting the site that they had violated several construction codes, especially the design code,” Sheikh Abdul Mannan, a member of the city development authority, said in a phone interview from Dhaka. “I saw the materials used in the columns and the material used for the rest of the building and it was completely substandard.”

Source:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/04/26/bangladesh_fact...

Brig. Gen. Ali Ahmed Khan, head of the National Fire Service, said that an initial investigation found that the Rana Plaza building violated codes, with the four upper floors having been constructed illegally without permits.

“There was a structural fault as well,” General Khan added, noting that the building’s foundation was substandard.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-buil...

Try this for a comparison:


http://youtu.be/6hSPFL2Zlpg

Surely, it must have collapsed due to the gunpowder assisted inferno?

Steel columns would have been bending all over the place due to the heat, wouldn't they?

Nope, still there!


http://youtu.be/lBjOe6BjzYg

But it will have to be torn down, right?

Nope:

Those initial images of the blaze suggested that the tower might be nearly destroyed. However, said Mr. Koolhaas, "they are simply rebuilding it as it was, because there was no structural damage."

Source:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124052317417749965.html