Friday, March 20, 2009
Beam above Bloomie is broken
MIKE'S 'BULLPEN' NEEDS $5M FIX
By DAVID SEIFMAN, NY Post
Engineers have discovered dangerous cracks in 200-year-old wooden beams right above Mayor Bloomberg's desk in City Hall, leading to an emergency $5.5 million contract to stop the roof from falling in.
The complicated repairs are being made in attic space above the "bullpen," where the mayor and his top aides have their work areas.
Cracks in the ancient beams were so wide that metal trusses had to be installed to avert a possible collapse, officials said.
Work on the building, which opened in 1812, is expected to be completed by Memorial Day.
Damn, this could have been an easy way around a 3rd term...
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