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The Building Speaks

Okay, we just got a fax from the building finally:

On Monday, September 12, 2005, at approximately 12:35 p.m., the building experienced a total loss of electrical power from the DWP on their primary grid. At this time, the building generators started and began supplying adequate power to the tenants.

At approximately 12:55 p.m., the building power was partially restored by the DWP. At approximately 1:05 p.m., the building experienced another total power failure from the DWP.

During this period of 12:55 p.m. to 1:05 p.m., two of the five generators failed. The remaining three generators were unable to sustain the power requirements of the building causing the emergency electrical systems to transfer into a “load shedding mode” and the building’s UPS system to turn itself off, thus preventing permanent UPS and related equipment damage.

The Office of the Building is conducting an investigation into both generator failures and will keep you apprised of the results.

At this time, the building is functioning at full capacity with four generators to support any future outages.

On behalf of the Office of the Building, we would like to thank all of you for your cooperation during the building evactuation and your patience with building personnel during this emergency.

So.. hmm, we will in turn keep you apprised.

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