Article about the Hotel Vendome fire killing 9 firefighters when a part of the building collapsed. Upon investigation the subsequent collapsed was attributed of the failure of an overloaded seven-inch steel column whose support had been weakened and exacerbated by the extra weight of water used to fight the fire on the upper floors.
Article about the Hotel Vendome fire. A fire which killed 9 firefighters in line of duty.
Article about the Hotel Vendome fire. A 2hr fire that buried a ladder truck and 17 firefighters beneath a two story pile of debris, 9 firefighters were killed. The lessons from the Vendome Fire have a great deal of significance as we continue to experience an increase in structural collapses, lightweight building materials and modified construction techniques.
A 4min 8secs visual essay discussing the history, aesthetics and narrative of the Boston memorial to the Vendome Hotel Fire, 1972.