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(Gothamist)   On second thought, maybe we shouldn't have put the weight room on the second floor   (gothamist.com) divider line
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2020-07-02 11:54:20 AM  
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talkertopc: From Webster:
: one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force


Police and firefighters are civilians. They've shoehorned themselves into a quasi-non-civilian title by consistently referring to the citizens as civilians (in contrast to themselves), but it is inaccurate. Police and Firefighters wear a uniform as a sign of their professional role and tradition, NOT military role and tradition as some seem fond of thinking.
 
2020-07-02 7:57:59 AM  
3 votes:

Ostman: This could go any way.
If the owner never told the building designers there was a gym going in, or never bothered to check the structure, they are mostly at fault.
If the designers were told but didn't allow for it, they're mostly at fault.
If the builder was informed but skimped on steel they're mostly at fault.

Best to wait for further detail.
Whatever way, I'd imagine a lot of people are currently checking all their recorded post and emails on this project at a frantic pace this morning.


The building was nearly 100 years old. The builder probably is free of liability in this case.
 
2020-07-02 7:47:59 AM  
3 votes:
I didn't think that google street view would reveal much, but it sure looks like the side wall of the building was cracked and bulging.
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This image isn't great.  You can view on google : https://goo.gl/maps/RK8sAP77G5qk1vaE6​
 
2020-07-02 5:26:29 AM  
3 votes:
This could go any way.
If the owner never told the building designers there was a gym going in, or never bothered to check the structure, they are mostly at fault.
If the designers were told but didn't allow for it, they're mostly at fault.
If the builder was informed but skimped on steel they're mostly at fault.

Best to wait for further detail.
Whatever way, I'd imagine a lot of people are currently checking all their recorded post and emails on this project at a frantic pace this morning.
 
2020-07-02 9:43:40 AM  
2 votes:
This is a big source of the problems we are having today:

"An FDNY spokesperson says there was one minor injury to a civilian at the collapse, and..."

FDNY are civilians. NYPD are civilians. I don't understand why they don't realize that.
 
2020-07-02 7:51:00 AM  
2 votes:
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looking at street view, the wall seems to have been bulging for a long time.  the real problem appears to be that they removed the pay phone that was holding it all up
 
2020-07-02 6:04:23 AM  
1 vote:
but engineering is hard! sometimes it's not even the weight, it's the frequency.

one of my old physics professors had a favorite old chestnut he loved to tell, about a gym across the street from his office. the aerobics room was in the front, behind a ginormous plate glass window. he could see, day after day, the window being driven to its resonant frequency. and then one day, overdriven, bam! glass all over the sidewalk.

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or, y'know, sometimes dumbassery will suffice.

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2020-07-02 5:42:02 AM  
1 vote:

Ostman: This could go any way.
If the owner never told the building designers there was a gym going in, or never bothered to check the structure, they are mostly at fault.
If the designers were told but didn't allow for it, they're mostly at fault.
If the builder was informed but skimped on steel they're mostly at fault.

Best to wait for further detail.
Whatever way, I'd imagine a lot of people are currently checking all their recorded post and emails on this project at a frantic pace this morning.


Maybe the building a weight limit of ten Americans per floor.
 
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