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History will shows that:
THOUSANDS COULD HAVE SAVED THEIR LIVES IN THE WTC
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People that were trapped above the floor levels impacted  could have been evacuated by only one set of four or five units of ZEC-EM, remaining operative over 25, in few minutes.
The Zephinie   Escape Chute (ZEC) 
can operate over 100 floors.  
Can evacuate up 1000 persons per minute, including handicapped ,  injured persons with the same average escape speed.
Ignorance or bad will
can't invalidate demonstrable 
facts.
 



1974
Fire code enclosed ZEC escape chute 
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Slide Chute and Toboggan 

Net or cloth like Slide Chute are flexible Toboggan using a 45 degrees slop, to help to slow down the chute.

 



This sort of Slide chutes were tested by the French firefighters 170 years ago, as shows the illustration of the Nouveau Journal des Sapeurs Pompiers  in the year 1838.

The Japanese used this sort of chute during WWII  

It is not serious to claim the possibility to evacuate high-rise buildings  with remade of obsolete techniques.
 
We all shall agree, that even a rope made of bed clothes is better than nothing to escape in case of emergency.
So why not to patent bed sheet to evacuate skyscrapers.    

Please go to differente escape chute techniques

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