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Canberra Centre springs a leak

By b2 - 7 August 2008 15

I was in the Canberra Centre at about lunch today when I discovered it had sprung a little leak.

And by little I mean alot, there was water dripping from the top floor, seemingly through the floor and onto the ground level around the david jones entry bit.

We spied the firies and a whole lot of panicked centre staff as they tried to prevent the water from flowing into all the other shops.

Anyone know what went wrong?

[ED – Thanks for this, I got the shot of the firies but not what brought them out]

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Canberra Centre springs a leak
johnboy 10:10 am 08 Aug 08

Well this isn’t (this time) about letting the water in.

Fire sprinklers keep a standing column of water (so they work even if the water to the building is cut).

The bulbs that hold the water back are, however fragile by design (they need to burst when they get hot).

tylersmayhem 10:05 am 08 Aug 08

Whats with the way they build new structures these days. The brand new ATO building in the city had massive flooding just before or just after opening. You’d think for the money the developers get paid, they could at least get that right!

Madman 7:55 am 08 Aug 08

I just hope our water usuage doesn’t go beyond the daily target!!!

:-p

BigDave 10:02 pm 07 Aug 08

Does anybody know if David Jones is OK? I’m worried about him.

bd84 9:42 pm 07 Aug 08

Samuel Gordon-Stewart said :

The fire sprinkler valve on the top floor of David Jones sprung a leak, causing damage to David Jones and other retailers on all three floors.

From what I’ve heard, Hot Dollar on the lower ground floor copped an awful lot of the water.

I had a good chuckle walking through at lunch time. Hot Dollar has only just reopened from renovations.. probably due to the last drenching it got. They should turn the Canberra Centre into a water theme park, it rains more inside than it does outside.

bubzie 9:24 pm 07 Aug 08

BigDave said :

Did someone bung up the plughole with toilet paper and leave the tap running in the upstairs Gents?

ahh, toilet humor much??

BigDave 7:54 pm 07 Aug 08

Did someone bung up the plughole with toilet paper and leave the tap running in the upstairs Gents?

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 7:44 pm 07 Aug 08

The fire sprinkler valve on the top floor of David Jones sprung a leak, causing damage to David Jones and other retailers on all three floors.

From what I’ve heard, Hot Dollar on the lower ground floor copped an awful lot of the water.

Madman 6:41 pm 07 Aug 08

LOL i was taking the Carney about the photo, yes!

Overheard 6:16 pm 07 Aug 08

It’s in the left of your shot, JB. I think Madman’s taking the Carney!

johnboy 6:14 pm 07 Aug 08
Madman 6:01 pm 07 Aug 08

caf said :

This picture appears to have fallen victim to the “Numberplates are Sekret Bizness” meme.

Even, strangely, in the case of the giant lurid-safety-yellow truck with bright flashing lights. I’ve got a feeling I could recognise it even not knowing the numberplate.

It seems these giant lurid safety yellow trucks have also fallen victim to the google streetview lag. It’s picked the truck up on both sides of the street, I swear it’s the same one!

iCanberran 5:37 pm 07 Aug 08

This is at least the 2nd time the centre has sprung a leak. Last time was about 4 months ago when the fire sprinklers in David Jones went off, flooding the lower ground food court and closing the centre for an afternoon.

johnboy 5:18 pm 07 Aug 08

It takes little effort, spares me grief, and doesn’t detract from the story.

caf 5:07 pm 07 Aug 08

This picture appears to have fallen victim to the “Numberplates are Sekret Bizness” meme.

Even, strangely, in the case of the giant lurid-safety-yellow truck with bright flashing lights. I’ve got a feeling I could recognise it even not knowing the numberplate.

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