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May 27 2011

Upside Down Doors – Why?

Category: Doors & FramesLori @ 12:02 am Comments (6)

Jon Dudley of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies sent me these photos of a school in West Virginia, where apparently this was not a mistake – it’s the way the school wanted them.  For the life of me I can’t figure out why.  Any ideas?

Maybe the outside of the school looks like this building that I saw on my road trip last month.  🙂

Check out some other upside down buildings!


6 Responses to “Upside Down Doors – Why?”

  1. Andy says:

    I might imagine that this is maybe for a primary school and to make sure the kids see each othern when opening the door…? After all, the kids are supposed to be very very short. Though, I imagine that the vision light should have been almost on the overall height of the door?

  2. Bill Lawliss says:

    In case of fire you may be crawling to see (avoid smoke)? That or it’s a building for cats.

  3. Mike says:

    We did this on an elementary school in San Diego several years back. Tried to make the vision lites larger, but the doors were 90 minute fire rated, so we stuck with the 100 sq. in.

  4. Brad Keyes says:

    What….? You don’t have short people in school these days?

  5. Lindsey says:

    How did I miss this post originally? Too funny! First thought I had was it must be an elementary school with little kids…?

  6. Mark says:

    Cause it’s West Virginia!

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