So THIS Happened...

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  1. tubegeek

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    ... a block and a half from my house!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/nyregion/brooklyn-building-collapse.html

    There's a bank branch across the street that had just opened Monday for the first time since shutdown. I can't believe I feel sorry for a bank manager!

    What a mess. Hoping I can salvage some 100-year-old timber to make a body out of.

    With my luck I'll build up a guitar with it and its bridge will collapse.
     
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    I might steer clear of the whole thing. You've got to know, there's lead dust everywhere, and probably friable asbestos as well.

    I feel bad for the residents right near there, who cannot just jump in a car and get the heck away from there.
     
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    Good point about possible toxins such as friable asbestos. Another reason to wear an N95!
     
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    I bet that Carmine St. Guitars guy is already there.
     
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    The gym guy was shocked. "It wasn't structural," he said. :oops:
     
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    Turns out he was maybe not quite 100% right about that eh?

    My daughter points out that that gym has childcare and in the normal course of events would have been busy with moms and kids. A bullet was definitely dodged due to the lockdown.
     
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    A gym? How much weight do you suppose they had piled in there? Probably more than would be approved by a structural engineer.

    “There I was, cranking out the last few reps of my final set of bench presses, when all of a sudden...”

    It’s a good thing that it was closed!
     
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    On second thought, maybe that Carmine St. Guitars guy had already been there:rolleyes:.
     
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    Wow. CLOSE call!
     
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