The primary damage ... appears to be limited to nicks and chips at the corners of Kasota Stone piers on the ground and first floors. ... These sharp corners of soft stone are vulnerable to damage from items such as handbags ... Carts and wheelchairs also contribute to these chips. ...Then immediately following:
Essentially the building experienced 3-5 years of wear within a two week period of late February and early March, 2011.Rest assured Journal Communications, Inc.'s marquee personalities will seize on the latter claim.* But there's no support for it throughout the rest of the report and in fact the report's own admission that "primary damage appears limited to nicks and chips on the ground and first floors" completely belies its "3-5 years of wear" claim.
How many years of wear, for example, did the building's roof endure?
And let's hope folks remember why the building was filled to capacity.
* As do, predictably, Scott Walker and Mike Huebsch (.pdf; 2 pgs.).
Messrs. Walker and Huebsch add, for no particular reason:
For instance, during the demonstrations, the building's HVAC system ran nearly non-stop, a volume [sic**] it was not designed for, shortening its useful life.I worked in construction for 15 years and never once heard of an HVAC system that wasn't designed to run for two weeks. The tin whackers and millwrights I knew must be howling with laughter.
When is the WISGOP going to tire of insulting our intelligence?
** An HVAC system's capacity by volume, obviously, has nothing to do with how long the system is running. Who elected these people?
I bet it wasn't engineers.