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Old 03-27-07, 02:07 PM
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The 13th Floor and Other Building Stories

The building I work in has a 13th floor and it is concealed.

You know how modern elevators have outer and inner doors? In my building the floor number is stenciled clearly on the inside of the outer door for each floor. You can see it from inside the elevator as the doors open or close.

In my building, if you take the elevator to the "14th" floor and let the doors open the number thirteen is clearly stenciled.

Any cool or weird building features where you work?
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No, but my apartment number is 1313.
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In my building if you take the elevator to the basement, the zombies bite u.
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I live in Apt. 6.

And my storage locker is also No. 6. And there are three sixes written across the storage locker door.
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I work on the 4th floor. Weird, eh?
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In the building where I have my studio, there is a restroom across the hall. (that's not the weird part wait for it!) When you turn on the light, you can hear a little fan come on. There is no fan or vent of any kind in the restroom.

Somebody moved a wall, and the fan is now in the studio behind the restroom.

When the macho landscape painter was in that studio, I used to turn the light on and off just to bug him.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
When the macho landscape painter was in that studio, I used to turn the light on and off just to bug him.
What's a "macho" landscape painter? Since when are landscapes macho? Was it like a volcano, or a minefield, or a meadow where vikings were fighting bear-dragons?
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What's a "macho" landscape painter? Since when are landscapes macho? Was it like a volcano, or a minefield, or a meadow where vikings were fighting bear-dragons?
Check the sides of vans. Mucho macho.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
What's a "macho" landscape painter? Since when are landscapes macho? Was it like a volcano, or a minefield, or a meadow where vikings were fighting bear-dragons?


"I'm the painter of light, bitch."
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My house isn't haunted, it's just inconsiderate.
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Macho landscape painters are the ones that go out into the wilderness and paint from life. They are very rugged, and talk really good bull about how significant their work is, and how silly female artists' paintings of gardens are. Think Ansel Adams, but with more bluster and less clue.
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When I worked downtown, I would take the service elevator. It was much quicker, with no one on it.
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I lived in an apt 14 for the 1st 12 years of my life. One day I noticed the mailboxes were missing No. 13 and I asked the Manager about it. She said that because many believe "13" to be bad luck they tend to skip over it in buidlings. No 13th floor, no apt 13 and so on. I'm sure that practice has changed but who knows.....
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Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson


"I'm the painter of light, bitch."
I hate to stereotype but the moustache is overloading my "gaydar".
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The flr that I worked on in an old bldg was labeled 12a instead of 13.
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I can recall being in many buildings and seeing elevators with buttons that skip 13. They just go from 12 to 14.

Silliest, stupidest, goofiest thing people do ... well, it's at least among them.

Just because you don't label the floor 13 doesn't mean there isn't a 13th floor. Unless you totally block it off and don't use it.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I hate to stereotype but the moustache is overloading my "gaydar".
Well, I do believe he exposes himself, if that's indeed a picture of Mr. Kinkade.

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Here's a building story. It's not my building:



Above: a 144 ft. tall, handmade log cabin.
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When I was in college, I worked as a lifeguard in a pool that had originally been built in the thirties. One day, I found a key that opened a hatch in the pool deck in a desk. Climbing down there, I discovered that there was a tunnel encircling the pool. Following the tunnel, I discovered a door that led to more steps going down and another sub-basement. In that sub-basement, I discovered a service tunnel that led to a whole network of tunnels branching out to other buildings across the campus. Exploring, I found out you could walk for miles underground. I used to spend hours down there poking around. No one was ever down there, it was just like Real Genius. There were old filing cabinets down there, old lab equipment, doors leading to classrooms etc.

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did you find the doorway to hell?
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
When I was in college, I worked as a lifeguard in a pool that had originally been built in the thirties. One day, I found a key that opened a hatch in the pool deck in a desk. Climbing down there, I discovered that there was a tunnel encircling the pool. Following the tunnel, I discovered a door that lead to more steps going down and another sub-basement. In that sub-basement, I discovered a service tunnel that led to a whole network of tunnels branching out to other buildings across the campus. Exploring, I found out you could walk for miles underground. I used to spend hours down there poking around. No one was ever down there, it was just like Real Genius. There were old filing cabinets down there, old lab equipment, doors leading to classrooms etc.
That would scare the shit out of me.
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When I was about 14, we stayed at a hotel in Midland, Texas that had a 13th floor, but it was blacked out on the elevator. We pushed the button and when the door opened to the floor, it was all dark. The floor was completely empty except for the building structure pillars and drapes closed over all of the windows.
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I was in a building yesterday that only had floors 4 through 7.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
One day, I found a key...
You got copies of that key, right? Please tell me you got copies.
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We used to explore the steam tunnels on my old college campus. There were rooms for storage with old chemical toilets and water barrels in case of an atomic attack, all covered in a thick layer of dust.

good times.

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