By Charles Edwardson
September 26, 2006
There are few exceptions:
White Cliff does not meet either of those criteria.
To rebuild this building you would have to remove the hazardous material, Asbestos, lead paint, lead pipes, etc,etc. - this would push almost a million dollars. Then you would have to tear into the structure that was built prior to any seismic considerations, and would have to have the entire superstructure retrofitted with moment frames and seismic hold downs, by the time you did the demolition there would be very little of the sentimental value left of the building.
That is what this issue is about sentiment. What is that saying? (FOOL ME ONCE, ETC.)
This building would be too expensive to remodel - that is a fact. It would be a fool's errand to try. From a contractor's point of view, I would love to have that job. The change orders would set me up for life.
As a Ketchikan resident who
will have to ultimately pay the bill I would say... ARE YOU KIDDING
About: "General contractor,
New construction, Renovations ,Additions"
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