The cause of the collapse of the four balconies in St. Petersburg

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Four balconies on Kirochnaya street in St. Petersburg collapsed, most likely due to violations of waterproofing, which led to the corrosion of the structures. This cause was called for in the administration of the Central district of the city, according to its official website.

“There were questions to falling plaster, balconies were covered with protective mesh. To the design of the questions. The balcony of the sixth floor began to fall, pulled over the balconies of the lower floors. Despite the fact that on Kirochnaya street is really very much traffic, nobody suffered”, — said the head of the administration Maksim Meiksin.

He noted that 80 percent of the buildings in the Central district Dating back to 1917, but these situations are rare. After the incident, said the official, check design old balconies in the area.

The incident occurred on the morning of 26 may. Four balconies in the house No. 20 collapsed in a Domino effect and hung. The building itself was built in 1935, and in 2001 was included in the list of objects of cultural heritage of St. Petersburg. The repairs of the house was planned for 2021. Then I wanted to update the facade and hot water system.

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