Cracks, crumbling concrete force emergency closure of Century Square parking garage

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jello123
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https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Cracks-crumbling-concrete-force-emergency-closure-of-Century-Square-parking-garage-565400501.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KBTX_Media&fbclid=IwAR3KqJ4WixNsx5NepBu38B1v4uyJsKt65w9vY8YZZC3nBBpCapmzof726TI
Lovebird
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This does not surprise me. As a regular customer that garage has been deteriorating ever since it opened.
MisterShipWreck
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This is ridiculous, considering how recently the place was built
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jello123 said:

https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Cracks-crumbling-concrete-force-emergency-closure-of-Century-Square-parking-garage-565400501.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KBTX_Media&fbclid=IwAR3KqJ4WixNsx5NepBu38B1v4uyJsKt65w9vY8YZZC3nBBpCapmzof726TI
Just in time for Christmas (parties).
CrazyAgE
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They need to open up all of the other parking as free while this is being dealt with. Especially with the winter break approaching.
Vinewood_03
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Not an Engineer, but the size of that crack looks like a big, and very expensive problem. Feels like a pending lawsuit....
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CrazyAgE said:

They need to open up all of the other parking as free while this is being dealt with. Especially with the winter break approaching.


From the link,

"there will be no charge for customers parking in the surface lots at Century Square"
aggiepaintrain
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who built it?
Belton Ag
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Sounds like an excellent opportunity to double the parking fees.
CS78
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That'll buff out!
AggieP18
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That's some major settlement for the crack to open up like that all of a sudden, could be a sinking pier somewhere.
Picadillo
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Never trust a concrete man younger than 65. Concrete additives are a multi-million industry and sometimes the quest for quick curing has its side effects.
95_Aggie
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OK ... I have a dumb question. I thought the way to access the theater was through the parking garage. Can you get in from street level? Stairs?
BCStalk
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Yeah it's facing University. You take an escalator up to the lobby.
fcag
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95_Aggie said:

OK ... I have a dumb question. I thought the way to access the theater was through the parking garage. Can you get in from street level? Stairs?


Yes. If I remember correctly, there's an escalator to take you up to the lobby.

Edit: I was too slow typing.
95_Aggie
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Thank you!
wareagle044
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I worked out of Century Square for a while and since Day 1 - we had a safety complaint into corporate about that parking garage. None of the buildings there were built very well at all.
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wareagle044 said:

I worked out of Century Square for a while and since Day 1 - we had a safety complaint into corporate about that parking garage. None of the buildings there were built very well at all.


I forget the details of this development, but doesn't the University own it after like 20 years? So maybe they only build it well enough to hopefully survive 20 years.
happyinBCS
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It is open all is good
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happyinBCS said:

It is open all is good

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CivilAg10
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Just which 'concrete man' are you referring to: The one who specified the mix design, the one who batched it, or the one who placed it? Inquiring minds would like to know.
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Until a P.E. comes out and put his/her livelihood on the line to approve this structure, I wouldn't park there.

Same thing happened with Kyle field's south zone.
First year some fans began to complain the stands flexed a lot. TAMU said it was supposed to. On the zoo a licensed P.E. called them out and siad basically "this is my P.E. # and I'm saying these bleachers shouldn't move this much". That year while building the west stands they reinforced the south zone.

Look at how the UCG (what was the Koldous) Garage has sunk so that many vehicles cannot enter.

While this isn't TAMU property, I would still be hesitant to take anything the "management" says as true or factual. I would require them to produce the structural engineer they hired to evaluate the garage and have him/her publicly stake their reputation and livelihood on this judgement.
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"Yeah, well, sometimes nothing is a pretty cool hand"
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