Tin Offers Expertise on NYC Structure Collapse
On the afternoon of April 18, a parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed, killing one person and injuring five others. Following the incident, dozens of the city's parking garages were put under increased scrutiny for structural flaws. CBS News spoke with MSE department head and professor Sammy Tin to discuss the new investigations.
The New York Department of Buildings issued a statement, saying, "after identifying 61 buildings around the City that have both parking structures and also violations for structural issues, we are now looking to determine whether any of the cited structural issues are directly related to the parking structure."
"The older the building becomes, the more regular the inspections need to become," Tin said. "My reaction is that there's probably been some neglect in the past. I think that some of the buildings probably should have been on a schedule for routine inspection."