Other High-Rise Fires
History provides numerous examples of steel-frame high-rise buildings
ravaged by severe fires.
The Los Angeles fire was described as producing
- 1991 One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia:
Raged for 18 hours
Gutted 8 floors of the 38-floor building
- 1988 First Interstate Bank Building fire in Los Angeles:
Burned out of control for 3-1/2 hours
Gutted 4 floors of the 64-floor tower
"no damage to the main structural members."
Highest temperature of steel in tests of steel-frame parking garages: