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collapsing buildings (by Tony [NJ]) Dec 4, 2018 6:03 AM
       collapsing buildings (by Richard [MI]) Dec 4, 2018 6:30 AM
       collapsing buildings (by Deanna [TX]) Dec 4, 2018 6:38 AM
       collapsing buildings (by AllyM [NJ]) Dec 4, 2018 10:17 AM
       collapsing buildings (by Frank [NJ]) Dec 4, 2018 2:33 PM

collapsing buildings (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 6:03 AM

On December 2, there was an interesting story in USA Today about collapsing buildings in an island nation about 90 miles south of Key Largo, FL

Several attempts at posting the story here have failed.

To find it, try searching collapsing or the name of the capital city of that island nation.

Sorry for being so cryptic but it is an interesting story and thought it was worth sharing.



collapsing buildings (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 6:30 AM

Socialism at work.

Why work at maintaining a building the government either owns or may take from you when you can sit and do nothing and get paid?

It's like - welfare!

So, no repairs or maintenance, building eventually collapses.

Tenants say " where's my new house. You owe me".

Government says "build another building".

Tenant says " my back, head, arm, whatever, hurts. I can't work. Where's my check and free apartment.

collapsing buildings (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 6:38 AM

In a nation of 11 million people--- some highlights from the article--

Some 3,856 partial or total building collapses were reported in the capital city from 2000 to 2013, not including 2010 and 2011 when no records were kept.

The collapses worsened an already severe housing shortage. The capital city alone had a deficit of 206,000 homes in 2016, official figures show.

Officials estimate 28,000 people live in buildings that could collapse at any moment. Some residents refuse to leave structures that authorities have declared unsafe.

UNESCO calls the historic district of the original capital one of Latin America’s “most notable” historic city centers and named it a World Heritage site in 1982.

In the capital city, some of the same architectural gems that draw tens of thousands of American tourists crash to the ground every year. Causes range from weather and neglect to faulty renovations and theft of structural beams.

Before the stairway failure, residents say, people had been prying valuable marble tiles from the walls, weakening the staircase.

Álvarez, the baker, said before his second-story apartment came down on July 15, 2015, workers on the ground floor had been using a jackhammer to strip the walls to the brick. He said cracks from below began inching toward his apartment. His mother complained, but city inspectors said the workers weren’t to blame.

collapsing buildings (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 10:17 AM

And now people who think the same way have partially taken charge here.

collapsing buildings (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 2:33 PM

You certainly do not have to go "offshore" to find a somewhat similar story. Just google up ' NYCHA " New York City Housing Authority which has 10's of thousands of units under their care custody & control. they are falling apart, vermin infested and dangerous thug ridden places. If there was a large private LL like that they would be serving many years behind bars.

Its the social safety net of NYC at work.

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