Downtown Hotel Fire, as Seen from 7th Ave

Comments

1
Good thing this happened today and not tomorrow. Starting tomorrow downtown will no longer have a battalion chief with the knowledge and experience necessary to manage a significant high rise fire.
2
whoa sfd drama up in this biotch
3
I walk by that hotel every day. I've thought it's needed a renovation for years.
4
Fires are a waste of taxpayer dollars. I say let's toss tea-party and conservative blowhards on them to extinguish them (the fires and the blowhards, in one swell foop).
5
saw the reverend horton heat last night. he said that he found out his hotel was fire when he was watching tv.

man, tinnitus must be a bitch.
6
@2 Do they have high-rises where you volunteer?
7
Ah, the Crowne....Started out life as the Park Hilton, and had much more glamorous aspirations: Schmatlzy restaurant where you could get things like Caesar Salads made tableside.

I never understood it's fall, because the rooms are nice, but by the time I was working at The Olympic, it was the place all the hospitality folks met for last call (they served up until 1:59am) and to poke fun at Gina Funes (the long, long, longtime singer in the Olympic's various lounges, and husband of bandleader Fred Radke).
8
My sweet mother, who is sure my living in the city will lead to my doom, called to make sure I wasn't on fire...because, ya know, my apartment is 12 blocks from The Crowne.
She also calls when there is a shooting or car accident anywhere within the city limits. I don't even own a car.