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IncorrectCivic Address Number Given Out
(Tuesday, February 6/2001)-- In an earlier media advisory released today, the civic address for a building in downtown Halifax which experienced a roof collapse was incorrect.
The correct address for the building is 2183-89 Gottingen Street and/or 2250-64 Maitland Street (the building fronts on two streets)
HRM apologizes for this error.
A report of a roof collapse at that site was called into Halifax Regional Police this morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. and officers were dispatched to close off the area to traffic and pedestrians. The Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service also responded and electrical power was cut to the building, which was a former department store fronting on Gottingen Street and running back to Maitland Street.
The Building Inspection Order was issued under provisions of the Building Code Act. Owners of the structure are required to:
1) secure/restrict access to the building
2) retain the services of a professional engineer to assess damage to the structure and supervise any remedial work required
3) the building cannot be re-occupied until necessary remedial work is carried out and certified.
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Corporate Communications Officer