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No ‘smoking gun’ in Berkeley balcony design

Reporters from the Associated Press, Bay Area News Group and the San Francisco Chronicle pore over the architectural drawings for Library Gardens in the Berkeley Planning Department on June 18, 2015. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Reporters from the Associated Press, Bay Area News Group and the San Francisco Chronicle pore over the architectural drawings for Library Gardens in […]

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As students recover in hospitals, support grows for survivors and victims of Berkeley balcony collapse

A note and flowers left in memory of the victims of a deadly balcony collapse at the Library Gardens Apartments lie on the sidewalk on Kittredge Street, near Miliva Street, in Berkeley, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Photo: David Yee A note and flowers left in memory of the victims of a deadly balcony collapse […]

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Coroner releases autopsy results on balcony victims; first responders sought help for shock, stress

An injured person is placed into an ambulance at the scene of Tuesday’s balcony collapse. First responders later sought help for shock and stress. Photo: David Yee An injured person is placed into an ambulance at the scene of Tuesday’s balcony collapse. First responders later sought help for shock and stress. Photo: David Yee The […]

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At park vigil, cathedral mass, people gather to remember victims of Berkeley balcony collapse

A vigil for the victims of Tuesday’s balcony collapse was held in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park on Wednesday.  Photo Sinead Loftus A vigil for the victims of Tuesday’s balcony collapse was held in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park on Wednesday.  Photo Sinead Loftus By Emily Dugdale and Tracey Taylor On Wednesday evening, friends, family members and others who […]

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Firm that built Berkeley complex has been fined, sued

Two balconies were removed from Library Gardens after a deadly accident Tuesday. Photo: Emily Dugdale In a series of stories, Berkeleyside examines the building where six people died and seven were seriously injured Tuesday after a balcony collapsed. Part 1 looks at a history of complaints by residents, Part 2 examines potential issues surrounding the balcony construction, and […]

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As Berkeley orders removal of second balcony, questions over quality of construction at Library Gardens

Remnants of beams from removed balconies show contrast between the condition of the wood from the collapsed balcony and the balcony it fell upon. Photo: David Yee In a series of stories, Berkeleyside examines the building where six people died and seven were seriously injured Tuesday after a balcony collapsed. Part 1 looks at a history of complaints […]

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Berkeley building under scrutiny before balcony collapse

A balcony at Library Gardens in downtown Berkeley collapsed Tuesday, killing six. Photo: David Yee In a series of stories, Berkeleyside examines the building where six people died and seven were seriously injured Tuesday after a balcony collapsed. Part 1, below, looks at a history of complaints by residents. Part 2 examines potential issues surrounding the balcony construction, […]

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Six who died in Berkeley: Young students in their prime

From upper left, clockwise: Eimear Walsh, Olivia Burke, Ashley Donohoe, Lorcán Miller, Eoghan Culligan and Nick Schuster. Photos via Facebook By Tracey Taylor and Francesca Paris The six victims of a balcony collapse, at the Library Gardens apartment building at 2020 Kittredge St. in downtown Berkeley early Tuesday, were all young — five aged 21 and one […]