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On February 13th of 2005, exactly 30 years after the first WTC fire, the world witnessed the Windsor Building -a 32-story steel skyscraper- burn for nearly 3 days in Madrid, Spain without collapse.
According to Javier Sanz, who is the equivalent of Fire Chief in Madrid, at its peak the inferno's temperatures reached 800ºC (1,472ºF). Flames shot up the sides of the building from the 21st floor on up, engulfing the entire skyscraper in virtually 100 feet of near-white hot flames. Spectators watched and waited for the structure to fall in the following days--after all, the towers fell from fire, right? But even the completely burnt out skeleton of the building kept standing after this intense conflagration.
More on the 2005 Madrid Fire:
READ Firefighters battle Madrid inferno 
READ  BBC News: Madrid skyscraper faces collapse