MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Novosti)
It took firefighters about an hour to put out a fire, which broke out at the constructed One World Trade Center tower in New York on Saturday, CBS New York television channel reported.
“The fire was on the 89th, 90th and 91st Floors, and our job was to extinguish that,” Manhattan firefighting chief Jim Esposito was quoted as saying.
He added that luckily the fire was small this time with some construction materials burning, but firefighters had hard time fetching water 89 floors up.
The construction of the One World Trade Center, in place of the World Trade Center complex that was destroyed in 9/11 terrorist attacks, started in 2007. Once the construction is completed, the tower is expected to have 104 floors reaching 543 meters (1,782 feet) in height.
A similar accident took place two months ago in the Russian capital of Moscow. In early April a fire broke out on the 67th floor of the constructed Federation Tower, which will be Russia’s tallest building at 93 floors upon completion in 2013. It took firefighters about four hours to put out the blaze.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet