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Came into work early to make up the days I lost last week to the snow to find emergency vehicles all over the place, mainly blocking the entrance to the parking garage. I managed to find a spot out front and then took a close look inside the garage.

BIG pile of debris on the first level.

Apparently they were trying to clear the snow off the top level of the garage and a section of it collapsed. I can't tell from the windows whether it actually collapsed all the way into the first floor or if they hauled the debris from the second to the first, but the hole is easily thirty foot in diameter on the upper deck.


Just hoping no one had parked their car below that mess.

It wouldn't surprise me if they had to level the entire garage and rebuild it. I guess they could try to just patch it, but there have to be questions about structural integrity.

Guess it's a good thing I came in early. I'd hate to try and find parking later on today.

(OH, I have been writing . . . more to follow later tonight.)



( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Feb. 16th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ouch. What a relief that no one was hurt.

If it's a concrete and steel structure, then I expect they'll have to level the lot and start over. That's what a client company of mine (back in the days when I was in private practice) had to do when a section of a car park gave way.
Feb. 16th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
They've sent us a message stating they're going to "work around the clock" to get it repaired. Still, I'm a tad concerned about it. If they're thinking about "patching" it (hah), it's going to be tough to get the concrete to cure properly in this type of weather. They'd better use lots of rebar in any concrete they pour.
( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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