Fvcking bureaucracy bullsh¡t
@ptitty1231, this happened in Toronto a year ago. To be honest, the stairs looked very unsafe. The handrails were built onto support beams that rested on the steps, not the ground, and the riders did not appear all that robust. As soon as someone got hurt, the city would be liable. The $65k estimate was outrageous, but I understand why they took the stairs down
@occasionalmutant, the staircase wasn't to code. The stairs needed to be able to stand the test of time (probably need to be either concrete or steel) But the mayor was able to get a much lower price of $10,000 after the builder's kind gesture.
ABOLISH THE STATE
Yes this is because the stairs were made incorrectly to building codes and had to be taken down due to safety and legality. However $65,000 for 8 stairs is FLICKED UP!!!
@Canadian Steelmaking, dont you dare bring logic to the internet!
I mean if the stairs broke and someone was hurt the city would be legally liable. So they likely wanted to build a staircase they knew would last and was structuraly sound. But that price is still way too large.
@I grade CH memes, you can build a house that 2ould sell for $200,000 with $65,000. It's doesn't take that to build stairs. Liability it not.
@I grade CH memes, they could have had someone inspect them.
Abolish the state, ladies and gentlemen. It's immoral and ineffective.
@Doctor Krieger, "AnArChY in the UK!"
-That dude from the V for Vendetta movie, who then proceeds to fire at the ceiling
@Doctor Krieger, you’re a little silly sometimes, and so is the govt
I'm going to play devil's advocate and assume that they had to tear it down for legal/safety reasons
@Dave the barbarian, everything is for “safety” reasons. That’s how they get useful idiots to keep voting for them.
If the stairs are there, take them at your own risk. If you feel like something may happen, then don’t take them.
Use your own decision making, and live with the consequences.
This was in Canada
Just looking at those stairs I see structural flaws. A 10th grade shop class could’ve built them better. However, I’m assuming since this is for seniors, chances are they’re going to be have to build of concrete (for durability and longer life) with proper safety rails on both sides, and wheelchair access, along with modifications to the walkways leading up to and from the staircase, possible alteration to the parking lot/structure to accommodate those people with special needs, and the addition of sliding doors to the building to which the stairs are leading.
@Malice211, no this was in Toronto. It was a quote for wooden stairs
Context, people. The guy who built it first did a bad job and it was a genuine safety hazard, so it was quickly removed.
To those who think the government needs to control our healthcare, education, etc. Remember this article
In the army when they order just a hammer it’s like what 4K?
Believe it or not, I think it's fake or doesn't tell the full story
@YoYoMango, not fake... this was in my city. It made big news about how much city contractors are gouging the tax payers for simple projects
This is the government that some people claim to want more of.
I feel like I throw my tax dollars into a dumpster fire.
It would certainly be more than $550 because of labor costs and probably better material, but $65,000 is crazy.
I “Liked”, but I don’t like it😒
This is some ron swanson level shjt