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