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  • Jorale-man

    Guess not!

  • Arch Stanton

    No one can simply look at a crack in a building and determine if it is or isn’t an immediate threat. Consider that many different construction methods were used over the years, a crack on one building may not be a big deal but may be a serious problem on another. The only way to tell is to open it up and see what’s going on, then make a plan for remediation. Also, since the facade of the building is usually part of its structure, repairs must be mede carefully and methodically. Add to that the enormous cost in making such repairs. That is why the projects take so long.
    Buildings 2,000 years old were usually made of solid stone so cracks here and there are usually not a major concern.
    Brick and stone veneer buildings like we have here, are entirely different, they aren’t as robust as Roman construction.
    The Sheds and Scaffolds aren’t an illusion of progress nor are they some political scam, they are there to save lives.
    Wanna live in an area with 100-200 year old buildings, then ya gotta get used to their upkeep. Otherwise move to the burbs, you might be happier in a gated community.

  • Arch Stanton

    Plenty of ways to deal with that. Sounds like an incompetent engineer, architect and contractor.

  • Andrew Porter

    Hearsay until you provide a link or a source.

  • Bob

    Can the city do something about the bike that has been chained to the scaffolding by EHS / Clark Street Station?? So unsightly.

  • B.

    Packer Collegiate Institute.

    Once upon a time, everything was quieter. Including Packer. Why a school has to use loudspeakers and blast loud music is beyond me.

    Never live near a school, a parking lot, a restaurant, any commercial strip. They all carry potential for noise-interrupted days and sleepless nights.

  • The City

    Hi, this is the city. That’s Fred’s bike. He’s cool so we’re just going to let him keep it there for awhile.