Monday, November 16, 2009

South Palm Beach officials evacuating Imperial House

Click title for link to Shiny Sheet article on erosion causing a condo's foundation to be suspect. Note that they cannot tell if the building is sitting on pilings. If it is on pilings, then the sand can wash away and the building will remain standing. If not, it could fall into the ocean.

Note that if we keep on the path where we are re-doing the Casino building in its current location - east of the coastal construction line - we may be forced to retroactively put the building on pilings. This would add to the cost exponentially and give little other benefit other than meeting current regulations and protecting the same tired building from the effects of erosion.

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