© 2016 Luke T. Bush
PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY – 12/19/16
Let the crumbling begin.
The new front steps to the Plattsburgh Public Library are falling apart despite renovations that were initiated in November 2015. Within a few months of the project’s completion long hairline cracks developed in the concrete.
Now those hairline cracks have expanded to one quarter inch or more in width, necessitating a stopgap fill in the gaps.
For over a decade the library entrance has been one of the biggest eyesore embarrassments in the community. The old steps crumbled to such a point that sections couldn’t be repaired. Orange spray paint marked the unfixable sections, a warning to the unwary.
The new steps are around one year old. They already display the shoddy workmanship of the previous ones.
In the news: Plattsburgh City taxpayers might have to suffer a tax increase onus around 23%. Part of the problem: half-ass projects like the new library entrance.