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Burst pipes: Something old, something new

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Nov. 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm with 3 Comments »
November 26, 2010 3:42 pm

As the region thaws out from the deep freeze of the past week, pipes are bursting all over – including at one of Tacoma’s older buildings – Old City Hall – and one of its newer structures – the Center for Urban Waters.

I can understand the 1893-vintage Old City Hall having problems. But Urban Waters? It cost $38 million and is practically brand new, just opening this past spring. Its claim to fame is that it is a super “green” building, incorporating many of the latest innovations in environmental sustainability.

Guess someone’s sorry now that they didn’t go with the very non-green asbestos insulation.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. Tucker, I believe fiberglass is a better insulator then asbestos, and it can be bought LEED certified.

  2. Gads, what a lame comment. Were you just in such dire need for the daily TNT criticism of government that this was the best you could do?

  3. tree_guy says:

    “incorporating many of the latest innovations in environmental sustainability.”

    Yes, and also incorporating some of the latest in untested, complex, and thoroughly unsustainable building designs.

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