@ShaunSandy, UTI do not understand why the conference
center would have a UPS system. A backup generator is really the only thing they
need.I don't know about the one in the conference center, but
ours has about a minute delay before it really gets going. Sitting in the dark
with 20,000+ people could cause some concerns for some.At another
conference center in another state, the lights went out and a lot of people
reached in their pocket and got their lights out. I heard the fire deparment
wasn't very approving of that method of emergency lighting.Additionally some electronic equipment may have a hard time with either delays
of static as things sync up.
The tribune is saying the pulpit was spared and went undamaged. It did not
indicate if the pulpit was anywhere close to the falling water or if it got wet
in any way.
I love the Conference Center, and am so glad the damage is minimal. Thank
goodness this happened a few weeks after conference!
I do not understand why the conference center would have a UPS system. A backup
generator is really the only thing they need.
@mmd and Dadof5sons, from some other reports I've read that the pulpit is
OK, it just has to be carefully dried out. I believe that the electrical
circuitry and television inside of it might have to be replaced, but the wood
itself is very hearty. Overall, I think it is such a wonderful miracle that
everything went as well as possible. The CC did not sustain even close to the
extensive damage as it could have. Those sprinklers basically put the fire out
before anyone knew it had started and long before the firetrucks arrived.
Interestingly enough, I was downtown inside the JSB on the 10th Floor taking
photos of the temple at the exact time those fire trucks must have been
arriving. I never heard a thing! Proof how well the JSB is insulated, I guess. I
didn't hear details about the fire until this morning.
MMD,I was thinking the same thing!
I was more worried about the pulpit that was made from President Hinckley's
tree. Any word about that?
I've been up in that control room. The floors are metal grates so the water
would just pour right through them to the actual conference hall below. Glad to
hear the damage is minimal and the sprinklers did their job.
I hope no water spilled on the organ! Seats and TV screens and cameras can all
be easily replaced...