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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 11:09 AM
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25. There were a ton of apartment buildings slapped up in Belltown
in the 1990's and early 2000's.

This one is probably more extreme in its faulty construction, but it's far from alone in having issues in that area.

I lived in one for awhile and the place leaked like a sieve. It would leak, they would do some cheap, stop-gap repair that didn't address the main issue (poorly constructed roof and top decks) then rinse and repeat.

Had a great view of the Sound for awhile though (until a new building chipped off part of it and the summer cruise ships blocked the rest) and was in walking distance of the Market and waterfront.
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  -25 story Apartment building, 9 years old, to be razed in Seattle due to corrosion n2doc  Apr-12-10 08:01 AM   #0 
  - China  Joanne98   Apr-12-10 08:03 AM   #1 
  - America  CBGLuthier   Apr-12-10 08:05 AM   #2 
  - It is possible since the fly ash used in the dry wall we imported from China  MattBaggins   Apr-12-10 08:16 AM   #7 
     - Dry wall is shit  Joanne98   Apr-12-10 08:22 AM   #8 
     - We know that...  jmowreader   Apr-12-10 09:01 AM   #12 
        - So what would be the impact if unprocessed fly ash were also in cement?  MattBaggins   Apr-12-10 09:52 AM   #20 
     - Rusting tension cables in pre-stressed concrete?  conscious evolution   Apr-12-10 09:38 AM   #16 
  - Nice work.  JVS   Apr-12-10 08:06 AM   #3 
  - Deleted by author  StopTheNeoCons   Apr-12-10 08:07 AM   #4 
  - holy cow. if it IS american, that's sad . . . and fodder for the outsourcers.  ellenfl   Apr-12-10 08:09 AM   #5 
  - There was no Chinese drywall in the United States in 2001  jmowreader   Apr-12-10 09:05 AM   #13 
  - Who paid off who while this was being built?  Love Bug   Apr-12-10 08:14 AM   #6 
  - That, my friend, is the $64,000 Question  jmowreader   Apr-12-10 09:11 AM   #14 
  - bingo  ensho   Apr-12-10 09:32 AM   #15 
  - Not only that, the OP should find out what the city has lined up to replace it.  Javaman   Apr-12-10 10:54 AM   #23 
  - Sheesh! That;s only 3 blocks from my apt. building!  pnorman   Apr-12-10 08:23 AM   #9 
  - OK, who fucked up?  Odin2005   Apr-12-10 08:37 AM   #10 
  - I know what this is, and it's not Chinese drywall  jmowreader   Apr-12-10 08:55 AM   #11 
  - Latex in the concrete? Never heard of that one n/t  MicaelS   Apr-12-10 11:16 AM   #26 
     - Neither did I until this morning, and I looked it up  jmowreader   Apr-12-10 09:34 PM   #27 
  - Where were the inspectors? n/t  tammywammy   Apr-12-10 09:40 AM   #17 
  - The contractor did another high-profile project a few years ago  gmoney   Apr-12-10 09:46 AM   #18 
  - It lasted more than three years!  KansDem   Apr-12-10 09:51 AM   #19 
  - I like your sig line!  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Apr-12-10 09:56 AM   #21 
     - Thanks!  KansDem   Apr-12-10 10:00 AM   #22 
  - An extreme example of our throwaway culture  Kievan Rus   Apr-12-10 10:59 AM   #24 
  - There were a ton of apartment buildings slapped up in Belltown  suffragette   Apr-12-10 11:09 AM   #25 
  - Wow, I was looking at moving into that building last year  Heddi   Apr-12-10 09:55 PM   #28 

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