From: Jim Kestner <jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 09:01:09 -0600
The only way of evaluating the load capacity without sufficient drawings
is by load test. I believe there must have been some load tests done in
Chicago to prove that these systems met the Code back in that era. Is it
possible that that a load test was conducted on this building? Does the
city have any records going back that far? What is the cost (and risk)
of conducting a new load test?
Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.