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  Edinburgh Cowgate fire, 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Edinburgh Cowgate fire was a fire in a nightclub in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2002.
It is thought that although little research data was lost in the fire due to offsite backups, the loss of the library represents a much greater loss than the building itself.
A major venue for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Gilded Balloon, was also gutted by the fire, leaving plans for 2003's festival relying on alternative premises.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Cowgate_fire,_2002   (309 words)

  
 Station Information - Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University was founded in 1583 in the then rapidly expanding city of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh University's first forte in teaching was anatomy and the developing science of surgery, from which it has expanded into many subjects and offers degree courses in more traditional subjects than you could think of (although the Agricultural College has recently closed).
The Cowgate fire of December 2002 destroyed one of the buildings of the old AI department, and damaged the renowned AI library.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edinburgh_university.html   (485 words)

  
 Great Fire of London -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The fire of 1666 was one of the biggest calamities in the (A record or narrative description of past events) history of (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London.
After the fire, a rumour began to circulate that the fire was part of a (A member of a Catholic church) Catholic plot.
Lessons in fire safety were learned, and when the current (Click link for more info and facts about Globe Theatre) Globe Theatre was opened in 1997, it was the first building in London with a (A house roof made with a plant material (as straw)) thatched roof since The Fire.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Gr/Great_Fire_of_London.htm   (1660 words)

  
 A Brief History of Edinburgh
In 1685 a statue of Charles II was erected in Edinburgh.
Although Edinburgh was not a manufacturing centre in the 18th century there was an important shipbuilding industry at Leith the city's port.
Edinburgh was also famous for its literary figures and was called the Athens of the North.
www.localhistories.org /edinburgh.html   (1112 words)

  
 Edinburgh counts cost of blaze
Divisional Officer David Young said the fire was one of the worst in the city for many years.
Efforts to stop the fire from spreading to other buildings in the area, including the architecturally significant Adam House, appear to have been successful, although the properties are smoke-damaged.
Fire chiefs have said that the army, who provide cover during the strikes, would have struggled to deal with the blaze had the firefighters been on strike.
www.fire.org.uk /BBC_News/News2002/December/bbc091202.htm   (557 words)

  
 edinburgh
Edinburgh (pronounced ED-in-burra (SAMPA: ["Ed@n%b@r@])), Dun Eideann in Scots Gaelic, is a major and historic city on the east coast of Scotland on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, and in the unitary council region of City of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is well known for the Edinburgh Festival, a collection of several festivals, and for the Hogmanay celebrations which are becoming one of the largest in the world.
In Edinburgh's case it is exaggerated by the castle being on top of a small mountain, and the main street down the crest of a ridge.
www.fact-library.com /edinburgh.html   (779 words)

  
 Edinburgh Cowgate fire, 2002 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The fire closed two main (An exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes) transport arteries, the Cowgate and South Bridge, in addition to several other roads, leaving Edinburgh's transport system struggling to cope in the days that followed.
It is thought that although little research data was lost in the fire due to offsite ((computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device) backups, the loss of the library represents a much greater loss than the building itself.
A major venue for the (Click link for more info and facts about Edinburgh Festival Fringe) Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Gilded Balloon, was also gutted by the fire, leaving plans for 2003's festival relying on alternative premises.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/E/Ed/Edinburgh_Cowgate_fire,_2002.htm   (272 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: University of Edinburgh School of Informatics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics was created in 1998 when the Departments of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Cognitive Science were combined.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Cowgate fire of December 2002 destroyed one of their buildings, and the renowned AI library.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/University-of-Edinburgh-School-of-Informatics   (375 words)

  
 List of historic fires - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the 20th century, fires were a major hazard to urban areas and the cause of massive amounts of damage to cities.
See forest fire for a list of some of the most severe recorded forest fires.
1871 - Peshtigo, Wisconsin Fire of 1871 destroyed in a firestorm
wikipedia.com /wiki/List_of_historic_fires   (892 words)

  
 Edinburgh Cowgate fire, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The fire closed two main transport arteries, the Cowgate and South Bridge, inaddition to several other roads, leaving Edinburgh's transport system struggling to cope in the days that followed.
It is thought that althoughlittle research data was lost in the fire due to offsite backups, the loss of thelibrary represents a much greater loss than the building itself.
A major venue for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the GildedBalloon, was also gutted by the fire, leaving plans for 2003 's festival relying onalternative premises.
www.therfcc.org /edinburgh-cowgate-fire,-2002-156703.html   (289 words)

  
 Edinburgh travel guide introduction - Time Out Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a symbol of the new Edinburgh, the striking new Scottish Parliament building, opened in late 2004, is perfect: eccentric, overblown and dogged by rumours of corruption.
It may be touristy, but Edinburgh Castle (Castlehill, 668 8800, 225 9846, www.historic-scotland.gov.uk) is a nation in stone, its history revealed in the dominance of the basalt outcrop upon which it stands.
Just past the junction with the Bridges (North Bridge to the left, South Bridge to the right), Niddry Street dips steeply towards the Cowgate, damaged by fire in 2002; behind this is a warren of cellars built into the arches of South Bridge in the 18th century, and then forgotten.
www.timeout.com /travel/edinburgh/intro   (1255 words)

  
 old town fire, edinburgh, southbridge, cowgate
“Edinburgh’s Cowgate is to reopen to traffic on Monday for the first time since December’s devastating Old Town blaze - four weeks ahead of schedule…..Officials have been hosting workshops to thrash out the future of the site between owners of fire-hit properties, residents’ groups, conservation bodies and architecture experts.
The soaring tenement which arose in 1789 from its arcaded base in the Cowgate to become part of a unified South Bridge frontage was a component in a planned scheme first envisaged by Robert Adam, and relates to his Old College nearby.
Salvage from Edinburgh fire to be used in rebuilding: Remnants of listed buildings will be recovered and used in the reconstruction of Edinburgh's historic Cowgate district, which was gutted by a fire at the weekend.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /firecomment.htm   (3288 words)

  
 Mapped Out Edinburgh
The city of Edinburgh is in the south-east of Scotland, on the edge of the Firth of Forth, and is Scotland's largest city with an area of 26,113 hectares.
Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city, although with only 448,624 inhabitants at the 2001 census, it is not the country's most populous.
Edinburgh has some kind of festival happening every month, so you’ll never be short of something to see or do, but the big one for which it is famous is the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe (right), which takes place in August.
easyjetinflight.com /features/2003/dec/edinburgh.html   (2169 words)

  
 CNN.com - Edinburgh fire: Demolition threat - Dec. 9, 2002
Parts of the Edinburgh's historic Old Town could be demolished after being devastated by a weekend fire, authorities said.
More than 80 firefighters were still tackling the blaze on Sunday afternoon, and fire crews from areas around the city were drafted in to help.
The fire operation has been made difficult because of the nature of the very old buildings which contain a warren of different premises, cover seven floors and are accessible from roads at different levels.
europe.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/12/09/edinburgh.fire   (441 words)

  
 CNN.com - Fire damages historic Edinburgh - Dec. 8, 2002
The firefighters were working hard to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings in the area, including Adam House, one most historically and architecturally significant buildings in the city.
Graham Torrie, senior divisional officer for Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade, said: "There is still a risk that the fire will spread to other parts of the complex of buildings on Chambers Street and South Street.
Edinburgh City Council said structural engineers would assess the area once the fire had been extinguished before deciding whether any buildings needed to be pulled down.
cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/12/08/edinburgh.fire/index.html   (550 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Demolition for city blaze buildings
Buildings in Edinburgh's Old Town are to be demolished because of the damage caused by a fire which ripped through the heart of the historic area.
Edinburgh City Council leader Donald Anderson said: "Our officers have been in touch with Historic Scotland as virtually the entire site is Category A listed.
Crews were still damping down the fire and planned to keep an eye on the seven-storey Hastie's Close building.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/2557217.stm   (530 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Edinburgh - History rises from the ashes
Fragments of medieval pottery and leather and wood, thought to be the remains of shoes and kitchen barrels, are among the artifacts uncovered during a five-year excavation which has proved to be one of the most significant in the UK in decades.
The devastation caused by the Cowgate fire of December 2002 gave archaeologists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dig at perhaps the most significant of the three sites.
Since the 15th century, the Cowgate has gone from being the fashionable home of Edinburgh's richest gentry, to a poverty-stricken slum in which one seven-storey building might house 250, to its present-day form.
www.netserf.org /newsLink.cfm?NewsID=867   (682 words)

  
 Edinburgh Evening News - Top Stories - Court and Filmhouse vie for Cowgate site
It is understood the joint-owners of the Old Town site, which was devastated by a massive blaze in December 2002, are considering the courts as a potential tenant.
The Filmhouse, student housing firms and a supermarket are also thought to have expressed an interest in building on the land, with an announcement expected on a preferred developer within a matter of weeks.
The Filmhouse and Edinburgh International Film Festival has already unveiled plans to build a new complex on Festival Square, but council leader Donald Anderson has declared the plan a non-starter.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=329172005   (646 words)

  
 Lothian And Borders Fire Board
A serious fire had occurred in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh on 7 December 2002.
In addition appliances from Fife Fire and Rescue Service and Strathclyde Fire Brigade assisted in fighting the fire.
Fire smoke and water damage was extensive and involved seven properties in South Bridge, seven in Chambers Street and eight in the Cowgate.
www.edinburgh.gov.uk /CEC/Committee_Services/Committee_Minutes/Lothian_And_Borders_Fire_Board_24_01_2003/f20030224093524x2h.html   (137 words)

  
 Log of comments entered in the Guestbook  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the old town of Edinburgh
The fire is now reported to be under control, but several buildings have been badly damaged or destroyed.
The Cowgate runs parallel to the Royal Mile in the valley to the south of the Royal Mile, and passes under South Bridge.
Edinburgh is unusual in already having a good mix of residential property close to the city centre, in both the Old Town and the New Town.
www.edinphoto.org.uk /a/gb_2002_fire.htm   (2123 words)

  
 2002 archive.html
At a time when the true cost of fire fighting is under scrutiny, the economic and human costs of fires demand that the most reliable and effective method yet found of fire protection — fire sprinklers - is made part of the basic safety requirements in all buildings.
Russ was invited to speak on the subject of “The Fire Sprinkler Situation in the United States”, and discussed the growth of the sprinkler market due to building codes and substantial retrofit campaigns, the resulting reduction in fire losses, and the continuing high degree of confidence in the capability of fire sprinklers.
Plans for the new organization were announced at the Fourth International Fire Sprinkler Conference in Prague in July and it is expected to be legally formed and functioning by the end of 2002.
www.sprinklerworld.org /news_stories/2002archive.html   (1604 words)

  
 Edinburgh Old Town Architecture, Edinburgh Old Town
Old College of Edinburgh University: Court, 1789-, Robert Adam and later William Playfair; Dome, 1879, Rowand Anderson (right).
Edinburgh University Architecture Department is across the road.
Old Town Fire, Dec 2002, and subsequent ideas competition, controversies and development proposals.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /edinburgh_old_town.htm   (875 words)

  
 devilskitchendesign.com : PORTFOLIO : WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This show was supposed to be staged in the University's Adam House theatre a week later than it was.
However, the Edinburgh Cowgate fire put paid to that when consideralble damage was inflicted on the venue.
It was put on in the Bedlam Theatre, but the EUTC's schedule meant that it had to be put on a week earlier than anticipated.
www.chrismounsey.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /woolf.html   (210 words)

  
 Learn more about List of historic fires in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Learn more about List of historic fires in the online encyclopedia.
Following is a list of major historical fires organized by date:
See also forest fire for a list of some of the most severe recorded forest fires.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_historic_fires.html   (330 words)

  
 16th-century Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A snapshot of the upper-class hub of 16th-century Edinburgh.
Remains dating back to the 16th century - when Edinburgh's Old Town was an upper-class enclave of the city - have been discovered by archaeologists working on the site of last year's Cowgate fire.
Before its slide into infamy in the 19th century, the Cowgate was the home of ambassadors, noblemen and upper-class clergy.
www.mirabilis.ca /archives/001128.html   (176 words)

  
 bloomfield.me.uk | Entry | Edinburgh fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
That area, which includes the Cowgate, is very popular among drinkers and clubbers on a Saturday night, and it is also a residential area for locals and students.
One of the most important losses due to the fire seems to be part of the computing deparment of the university, housing students working on Artificial Intelligence.
The tourism chiefs are worried that the fire will damage the tourist industry and put visitors off coming.
www.bloomfield.me.uk /entries/001197.htm   (691 words)

  
 Edinburgh Cowgate fire, 2002 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Edinburgh Cowgate fire, 2002 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Edinburgh_Cowgate_fire,_2002   (333 words)

  
 Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh - Condolences for Cowgate fire flood in to Capital
Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh - Condolences for Cowgate fire flood in to Capital
MESSAGES of sympathy over the city’s Cowgate disaster have been flooding in from all around the world.
Edinburgh fire inspectors are hoping that a final inspection of the damaged site today will reveal the exact cause of the blaze.
www.edinburghnews.com /edinburgh.cfm?id=1413182002   (361 words)

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