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Times investigation

Coming soon: Concrete Risks

Los Angeles officials have known about the dangers of older concrete buildings for more than 40 years but have failed to force owners to make their properties safer. Read The Times investigation this weekend.

October 11, 2013
  • Concrete columns supporting the stairwells of Olive View Medical Center failed because there was too little steel reinforcement. After the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, county officials toured the destruction.
Concrete columns supporting the stairwells of Olive View Medical Center… (John Malmin )

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