Sure it was. If it were finished. When buildings are under construction, any number of things can fail that wouldn't fail when it's finished. Under wind load you need shear panels and cross bracing, and the walls to help the building act as a monolith. This picture shows mostly an incomplete frame.
Another recent example is a dormitory under construction at Rice University that had a partial collapse due to heavy rains. The building was designed for the rain loads of Houston, but when it's not complete, it's not safe.
It's why there is such thing as a "certificate of occupancy."
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6867 posts, RR: 29 Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
Well apparently lightning does strike twice, at XJ.
About 10 years ago, XJ's relatively new hanger at DTW had the roof blown off and a partial collapse in a severe thunderstorm. No one was hurt, but one Saab was damaged and had to have the tail replaced.
In the DSM case, the building was under construction so it did not have its full structural integrity. Nevertheless, it is a significant setback for the time of completion.
Quoting MSP718 (Reply 2): Why did Mesaba sell there MSP hanger to Petters?
XJ generally does not RON any aircraft at MSP. Aircraft all fly out to the outstations for overnights. Plus, generally cheaper rent, labor, and tax breaks at to be found smaller outstation airports.
Isn't that hanger being currently used bye SunCountry/Tom Petters? Or was it Northwests new Airline that has the ERJ-170s?
I thought someone said one of those two Airlines toke over that Champion hanger.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12026 posts, RR: 43 Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1455 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
How can it slow it down when it hasn't even started
Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 8):
SF 340 N407XJ has been in new colors for quite some time. To my knowelge the rest of them havent been painted.
Correct, it has started 407 is in the new colors (albeit with a red nose...we call it Rudolph). No other Saabs have been repainted. 439 and 441 are still in the map scheme, all other Saabs are in some shade or another of red/pink