Beijing luxury hotel burns for 3 hours and doesn’t collapse

Fire rages at Beijing luxury hotel after fireworks - Yahoo! News.

The Rem Koolhaas-designed Mandarin Oriental hotel, still under construction, caught fire sometime before 9 p.m. (1300 GMT) as the skies above the Chinese capital were filled with fireworks — part of celebrations of the lantern festival that follows the Lunar New Year.

Crews had largely exinguished the larger flames about three hours after the fire began, although hotspots continued to flicker.
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