Early Investigation Points to Missing Cables in High-Rise Collapse

A preliminary investigation shows that reinforcing steel cables were not installed in a slab of concrete that crashed into the parking garage at Allure, a 22-story luxury high-rise on Stamford’s South End. Design drawings called for cables throughout the slab. City officials are investigating whether cables may be missing in other areas of the Harbor Point apartment building.


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STAMFORD – Someone, it seems, failed to follow the building plan. That’s the preliminary finding of an engineering firm hired by the city to investigate how part of an outdoor patio fell into the parking garage at a newly built luxury high-rise in Harbor Point. The 20-foot by 15-foot slab that collapsed had no post-tension […]
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Angela Carella

For 36 years prior to joining the Connecticut Examiner, Angela Carella was a beat reporter, investigative reporter, editor and columnist for the Stamford Advocate. Carella reports on Stamford and Fairfield County. T: 203 722 6811.