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The Star’s Vertical Toronto series ends with a ThreatDown-esque list

With most of the onerous socioeconomic number crunching out of the way, the Toronto Star ended its three-part series on condo life with a list of the risks apartment dwellers face. The paper has the skinny on exploding-glass balconies (nickel sulphide), how long it takes to escape a burning building (from the 50th floor, six to 12 minutes), a breakdown of the birds that end up splattered against high-rise windows (531 golden-crowned kinglets met glass in 2005) and what happens when a skyscraper gets hit by lightning (for the CN Tower, that’s 75 times a year), among other fun facts you may or may not want to know. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »