Downtown Calgary buildings to be retrofitted to avoid falling ice

CALGARY, Alberta – It turns out that from the 60s all the way through this decade, many architects overlooked the fact that it snows in downtown Calgary. You will see evidence of this thoughout downtown Calgary streets by way of warning signs being placed in the troubled areas during the winter months.

When asked why this happens in the leading edge metropolis that is downtown Calgary, the head of the Architects Association of Lower Alberta was blunt in saying,

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“There is really no excuse for this. I cannot fathom how registered, professional, licensed architects could overlook such an apparent fact of climate in the Calgary area. We’re in Calgary for Pete’s sake and it snows here in the winter – that’s what happens in Calgary in the winter – it snows. #facepalm”

This reporter snapped the following photos during a 4 minute span walking from Eau Claire to Stephen Avenue:

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3rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues SW
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NE corner of 7th Avenue and 3rd Street SW
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On the 3rd Street Ctrain platform
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SW corner of 7th Avenue and 3rd Street

Seventeen injuries have been reported as a result of ice falling from rooftops so far this winter of 2012/2013, with 3 of the injuries requiring overnight hospital stays. Just last week, disoriented downtown Calgary pedestrian, Eugenio Delacruz (seen below), responded to questions from paramedics,

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Tell us what happened: “So I picked up a sub on the way back from the gym, and I was walking down 3rd Avenue past the BMO building… I heard somebody scream ‘Look out’, and the next thing I remember is you two fuckers hovering over me.
What time is it? Did I miss my 2:30 job interview? What’s going on? Who are you guys? Where am I?
WILL ONE OF YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???!!”

 

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