Taipei Dome, mall facing demolition

DOOMED DOME?Taipei’s safety inspection commission recommended that either the Dome or its neighboring shopping mall should be demolished due to safety issues

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 17, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

Either the Taipei Dome (台北大巨蛋) or its neighboring shopping mall should be demolished,

The Taipei Dome construction site is pictured yesterday. The Taipei City Government’s safety inspection commission recommended that Farglory Construction demolish the adjacent shopping mall or the Taipei Dome itself due to safety concerns.  Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

The Taipei Dome construction site is pictured yesterday. The Taipei City Government’s safety inspection commission recommended that Farglory Construction demolish the adjacent shopping mall or the Taipei Dome itself due to safety concerns. Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (林欽榮) said yesterday, as he presented the results of the city’s safety inspection commission into the Dome’s evacuation plans.

Computer analysis of the evacuation plans found that the construction of a large shopping mall adjoining the Dome would prevent the site from being evacuated within 15 minutes.

In addition to increasing the difficulty of evacuating the Dome itself, the city’s computer model found that the shopping mall would be difficult to evacuate, with exits remaining clogged a full hour after an evacuation began.     [FULL  STORY]

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