# Why hamna Floor namba 13 katika tall structurs..?

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Nilipata sikia kwamba katika majengo marefu huwa hamna floor inayotambulika kama namba 13. Mwanzo ckuamini na nilianza fanya uchunguzi na nlipata notice hicho kitu pale nilipoenda ppf towers na nilipoingia ktk lift nikakuta button zote kuanzia ground to floor 17 zipo except #13. Nilijiuliza sana. Kwa wale architects na civil engineers mnaweza kutujuza kuna sababu yoyote ya kiufundi..? au what is behind this saga..?

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Duh ngoja waje maana hii kali sana!

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Kina nani hao?

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The levels of a multi-story building are numbered sequentially, from "one" or "ground" upwards. In some countries, the number 13 is considered unlucky and building owners will sometimes purposely omit the thirteenth floor. Even landlords who are not themselves superstitious realize that the rentability of suites on the 13th floor might be compromised because of superstitious tenants, or tenants who are afraid their own customers might be superstitious.

How it is done

Simply being skipped

Most commonly, it is skipped altogether. Although the thirteenth floor has been skipped in terms of numbering (i.e., for hotel/apartment/suite numbers), the floor numbered 14 is technically the thirteenth floor of the building; it is simply not numbered as such. Any calculations involving the height of a building based on the height of a floor should take this into account (particularly in reference to BASE jumping).

12A

Sometimes the floor is simply renumbered as 12a; this does not affect the numbers of the higher floors.

Special designations

Other buildings will often use names for certain floors to avoid giving a floor on the building the 13th floor designation. One such example is the Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the 13th floor is called the Pool floor.

Not inhabited

Sometimes, the floor is put to some other use (see also conspiracy theories, below). For instance, the thirteenth floor of One Canada Square houses the air conditioning equipment and no rentable offices, though the owners insist that this is merely an architectural coincidence.

Variant

Similarly, new buildings in some parts of China omit the fourth, fourteenth, twenty-fourth, etc. floors, as the word "four" (Hanzi: ?) sounds like "death" (? - both are pronounced "sì" and "s?", respectively) in Mandarin, the predominant dialect for the country, and most other Chinese dialects. A small number of buildings also follow the Western tradition of omitting the thirteenth floor, with the fifteenth floor immediately following the twelfth.

Although the Hanja for four and death are read identically in Korean, buildings in South Korea tend not to omit the fourth floor. However, newer buildings tend to label the fourth floor with the letter F, instead of the number 4.

Conspiracy theory

Some conspiracy theorists have suggested that the thirteenth floor in government buildings is not really missing, but actually contains top-secret governmental departments, or more generally that it is proof of something sinister or clandestine going on. This implication is often carried over, implicitly or explicitly, into popular culture; for example, in the films The Thirteenth Floor, the hidden research and development labs of Network 23 in the television program 'Max Headroom', and the computer game Floor 13 by Virgin Interactive. In the sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf "floor 13" referred to a secret brig which was several decks high.

It should be noted that to place a floor between those accessible from an elevator, it is necessary to either take longer to travel between the neighboring floors, or accelerate, both of which would be noticed by the riders.
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Superstition tu mkuu

6. ### ZingJF-Expert Member

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Yote hayo ni maelezo yako au umekwapua sehemu na kudodosha hapa bila kutambua chanzo.?

Why is there no 13th floor in most hotel? - Yahoo! Answers 4 yrs ago

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Hamna kitu kipya! Vyote vilishafanywa previously, tunachofanya ni kumodify tu!

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hahahahhahaah Rejao Aiseeee hii kali. Kumbe siku za jumapili unakuwa mpole. Nishajua siku za kutafuta comment zako hapo jf

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Du! kweli duniani kuna mambo

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### DerimtoJF-Expert Member

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Kuna hadithi nyingi sana kuhusu baadhi ya namba na hasa 13 na 11na 33 nk. Ndiyo maana wengine huzitambua hizo namba kama ni namba maalum za siri za waabudu shetani na makundi yao kama kuna mwenya cha zaidi anaweza kuongeza kulingana na uelewa wake

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Kaka nadhani ukiweka na Mezanille( M) Floor, nadhani itakuwa ni 12 floor ndio 13. au?

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Shekhe Yahya Hussein hajaacha mrith wa mambo ya kichawi namna hii ! ?

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13 is the highest rank one can archieve with effort up York rite freemasonry branch and 32 up the scottish rite. Do they have connection to this issue? I don't know

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Its the first time iam coming to this kind of belief!
If it has connections to witchcraft, how about those storey buildings belonging to churches?

17. ### Kaka'JF-Expert Member

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mbona ppf towers hyo ki2 ipo. Ktk lift zake hamna button ya kukupeleka namba 13. Tht means hyo floo haipo ktk jengo hlo.

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Mch nilimani wataalam wa majengo

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