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Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety, Housing & Development

No ‘smoking gun’ in Berkeley balcony design

City of Berkeley officials on Thursday released the architectural and structural renderings used to construct Library Gardens at 2020 Kittredge St., and there was no “smoking gun” that revealed a design flaw that might have led to Tuesday’s balcony collapse that killed six people and injured seven others. The design for the balconies and their […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Fires

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

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, below, examines potential issues surrounding the balcony construction, and Part 3 looks at some of the issues faced by the company that built […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Fires

Berkeley building under scrutiny before balcony collapse

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, and Part 3 looks at some of the issues faced by the company that built the […]