Thursday, August 25, 2011

Of Buildings and Earthquakes

W. T. Eckert reports in today's Register-Star that there is some concern about damage suffered by Columbia County buildings during Tuesday's earthquake: "County office buildings rocked by earthquake." The two buildings that are the subject of concern are the county's newest: 25 Railroad Avenue, built in 1990, and 325 Columbia Street, built in 2004. The sturdily constructed late 19th- and early 20th-century buildings owned by the county--610 State Street, 401 State Street, 560 Warren Street, and the courthouse--appear to have ridden out the earthquake without sustaining any damage.   

1 comment:

  1. What about the new Firehouse on 6th ST and the new hospital Medical building, both built by the same builder as the health building on Columbia Street. The hospital's building in particular was build on a slope which had problems early on in the construction with caving in.