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City unaware Inner Harbor Marriott has cladding used in London tower that burned

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http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/07/10/baltimore-doesnt-know-if-hotel-uses-combustible-panels.html

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The company that made the combustible panels used on the London housing tower where a fast-moving fire killed at least 80 people says the same type wraps one of Baltimore's most prominent hotels: the 32-story Marriott Waterfront overlooking the city's Inner Harbor.

But Baltimore officials say they aren't sure what is on the hotel because they never asked the architects for details about the hotel's exterior panels. Two of the architects involved in the project, and its general contractor, also aren't sure or no longer have the records.

City officials say the use of such combustible panels would have complied with both the building code in place when construction of the hotel began in 1998, as well as the current code, and they said such panels are allowed when a building has sprinklers. But experts in U.S. fire-safety regulations raise questions about whether the panels would have passed muster, then or now.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Guido2 said:

Before I say something stupid....this is the one that the city owns...right?

No, the city owns the Hilton.  The Marriott was the "convention" hotel built a mile from the Convention Center.

 

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10 minutes ago, Baltimatt said:

No, the city owns the Hilton.  The Marriott was the "convention" hotel built a mile from the Convention Center.

 

Thanks ....embarrassment diverted. :lol:

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I'm sure as the article stated, they aren't alone.

 

Now what do you do about that doesn't cost millions and virtually close down building that have this material?

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18 minutes ago, jonsensback said:

I'm sure as the article stated, they aren't alone.

 

Now what do you do about that doesn't cost millions and virtually close down building that have this material?

If memory serves me correctly, said plastic material is pretty much banned by State and Local fire codes in the US of A. The first step is to take a look at the building inspection bureaucracies responsible and hold them accountable. 

The next step is yes, to shut the building down until the hazard can be remediated, although with the loss of convention business in the city, the revenue loss to City and State coffers should be minimal.

Isn't/wasn't the Marriott a Paterakis/Schaefer project?

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Baltimore Business Journal; from a Wall Street Journal piece:

https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/07/11/wsj-report-baltimore-marriott-waterfront-built.html

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Megan McCloskey, a spokeswoman for Harbor East Management Group, owner of the hotel and developer of Harbor East, was unavailable for comment Tuesday morning.

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Blair Skinner, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said the agency had no comment and forwarded questions to the city housing department. A spokeswoman for Marriott International was also unavailable for comment.

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An architect of the Marriott Waterfront, Peter Fillat III, principal of the local Peter Fillat Architects, told the Journal he had thrown away the documents from the design of the hotel about six years ago. Fillat couldn't be reached for comment as of late Tuesday morning.

 

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 5:50 PM, blowboatbethesda said:

HHHHHHHmmmmmmmmmmm geeeeeeee all that lost documentation....Oh oh it is just a coincidence 

.....riiiiiggggghhhhhhhttttttttt :rolleyes:

Good digging on your part....

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They need to address this sooner rather than later. 

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