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David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:27 pm

Aw hell, let's give it a special thread.

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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby James Scott » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:28 pm

Ok so this pic shows the before? Or have they done demo?

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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:32 pm

I've never seen demo work there, I did see people working on it about two years ago to replace lost bricks and to clean things up. Right in that area too.
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby James Scott » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:33 pm

Andy wrote:I've never seen demo work there, I did see people working on it about two years ago to replace lost bricks and to clean things up. Right in that area too.


So the before and after is a pretty accurate description of the damage then. Blew all that away. Good sized gust then.
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby middle aged female » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:35 pm

It looks like they just put up face walls up there; nothing behind them to give them any stability. Like the plumbing supply's wall on Grand River and the Lodge that blew down a couple months back
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Random Douchebag » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:41 pm

middle aged female wrote:It looks like they just put up face walls up there; nothing behind them to give them any stability. Like the plumbing supply's wall on Grand River and the Lodge that blew down a couple months back


But to be fair in that situation, Carl's used to hold up the other end of that wall and it wasn't a terribly long wall. Carl's gets torn down and a chain link fence put up. A building and a chain link fence are clearly not equivalent in terms of structural support.
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:53 pm

Here comes the yellow tape and the head scratchers:

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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Doctor Detroit » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:58 pm

Thank goodness nobody was injured on that busy city sidewalk! The storm must have sent the usual throngs of pedestrians indoors, luckily.
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby James Scott » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:03 pm

Doctor Detroit wrote:Thank goodness nobody was injured on that busy city sidewalk! The storm must have sent the usual throngs of pedestrians indoors, luckily.


Yes, I was expecting to see the bodies of an considerable amount of hipsters on that sidewalk. I bet the rain melted them.

Only thing that is missing is guy that broadcast the Hindenberg crash. "Oh the hipsterity"
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:14 pm

James Scott wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:Thank goodness nobody was injured on that busy city sidewalk! The storm must have sent the usual throngs of pedestrians indoors, luckily.


Yes, I was expecting to see the bodies of an considerable amount of hipsters on that sidewalk. I bet the rain melted them.

Only thing that is missing is guy that broadcast the Hindenberg crash. "Oh the hipsterity"


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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:21 pm

The storm also caved in the wall to an elevator lobby on my floor. It would have been awkward if I was standing there when it happened.

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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Roquefort Robert » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:55 pm

Obviously Andy has no respect for red caution tape.
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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:11 pm

We got this.

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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:59 pm

I saw where a few tried to recreate the wall collapse with hand gestures. I agree with them that it fell down.

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Re: David Whitney Building damaged after storm

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:07 pm

At least it fell in. Imagine the shit it would've caused had the section nearest you fallen into Washington Boulevard.
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