Michigan Works Collapse Update

By: Beth Shayne
By: Beth Shayne

Inspectors from the state, the city, and private inspectors from the Eyde company that owns the building prowled the grounds Monday for information.

Eventually, their task will be considering how the five-year-old roof just fell in, but that big question, is on hold for now while they look first to determine if the structure that's left can stand.

For Michigan Works, the priority is getting the records, files, and computers that are okay out. They learned Monday they can do that. Among the treasures, there's surveillance tape that may have video of the collapse.

The future in this building is really up to the inspectors, still studying if the South and North wings that are standing will stay that way. They will construct only the central portion if that is the case--the faster alternative. If not, they'll demolish the rest of the building, and take more time.


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