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Old 11-11-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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The city recently commissioned a conditions assessment that identified threats to the architectural integrity of the building and included proposed restoration solutions - based on how city hall looked upon completion in 1906 - while considering the needs of government operations in the 21st century.

The assessment team looked at public spaces on city hall’s first two floors that included the lobby, rotunda, corridors, stairways and city council chambers. Areas of concern included missing floor tiles, deteriorated wood moldings and window frames, exposed electrical panels, scratched and punctured mosaic wood flooring, damaged wooden column tops, obtrusive HVAC units, missing and tarnished brass hardware and lighting, and rotted fabric curtains.
https://www.savannahnow.com/news/201...n-of-city-hall
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Why hasn’t it been taken care of all these years? Why does everything get let go until it’s an expensive emergency? It’s a landmark building that should have been cared for.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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^^^^^The answer is simple. As an example I was taken to task by my dentist for "low maintenance" resulting in an bunch of "emergency dental work". In a similar way nobody wants to put a big number in the budget for work that should be ongoing. There's little to show for it...LOL. And, why not leave it for the next guy.


You're right GA but only in a perfect world.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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Why hasn’t it been taken care of all these years? Why does everything get let go until it’s an expensive emergency? It’s a landmark building that should have been cared for.

Totally agree with that. The building is pictured in many encyclopedias. It's something that few southern cities except state capitals have as a key feature of their skylines. And yet Savannah waits until City Hall is almost dilapidated before deciding to repair and refurbish it. "Rotting fabric curtains." Love it.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Wasn’t the gold dome refurbished within the last decade?
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I long ago lost count of the number of times I’ve heard tourists say “Oh look! The state capitol!”
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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I long ago lost count of the number of times I’ve heard tourists say “Oh look! The state capitol!”
See there? It's such as a classy building. Also, Americans are notoriously bad at geography. Many folks can't find Italy on a map (even with the famous "boot"), so they won't know Atlanta is the state's capital.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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^^^^^ yep. How about Charlotte and Charleston ? Can't begin to tell you how they mess that one up.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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^^^^^ yep. How about Charlotte and Charleston ? Can't begin to tell you how they mess that one up.
What about Hilton Head Island GEORGIA ... ?!
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:16 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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What about Hilton Head Island GEORGIA ... ?!
I argued with my (ex) Rhode Island in-laws over the fact that Atlanta and Savannah were both in Georgia.

"I've seen both! They couldn't possibly!"
"They look nothing alike!"
"One is in South Carolina! I know, because I flew into Savannah airport to go to Hilton Head."

"Do you have a map we could consult?"

"We don't need a map; we KNOW..."


I didn't last five minutes with that famn damily...
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