Scott Dorsey <klu...@panix.com
> Charles Packer <mai...@cpacker.org
>> But what about the thunderstorm later that did some serious
>> flooding of the entire hotel?
> I don't know about any thunderstorm. When the lobby ceiling fell
> in, I had been awake all night and decided to just drive the three
> hours home and be done with it.
Weren't you concerned that you might fall asleep while driving?
> I can't imagine there was much damage left to do at that point.
The sprinkler damaged the hotel proper (and, of course, things in it).
The thunderstorm damaged the "bunker" or "discave," a converted
parking garage that was almost but not quite attached to the hotel.
Mainly because the bunker was slightly below ground level, hence had
concrete stairs, open to the sky, heading down. There was a drain at
the bottom of the stairs to keep water from flowing into the bunker,
but the hotel had cleverly carpeted over the drain. Water could soak
through the carpet and enter the drain, but the rain was coming down
much faster than it could soak through.
The bunker housed the con suite, art show, and dealer room. The hotel
proper contained all other function space and all sleeping rooms.