Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gov. Christie has a sinking feeling about the NJ Capitol

    It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap 
   --Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

Was Gov. Chris Christie channeling his favorite rocker today in describing the need for a $300 million renovation of the gold-domed state capitol, portions of which he said were in danger of "catastrophic failure?"

Michael Mancuso reported for NJ.com:

"Windows are literally falling out of this building," Christie said.

"To leave the statehouse in this condition is an embarrassment," he said. "And quite frankly it's shameful."
He described how sections of the executive portion of the building, which he said hasn't been renovated in more than six decades, are sinking into the ground and could collapse. Also, the building's heating, cooling and ventilation is in serious disrepair, Christie said, describing how 35 percent of the executive portion lacks any HVAC.
Christie called portions of the building "a trap," citing the lack of sprinklers and fire suppression systems and the fact that areas of the building are not up to code.
The executive portion is a near block-long section of the building that faces West State Street and houses the offices of the governor, treasurer, secretary of state, their staffs and the press corps.

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