Due to the potential cost of and timing of repairs to the revolving door, at the Board of Directors meeting on Monday September 12th, the Board looked more seriously at the possibility of complete replacement. They also considered the possibility of installing a sliding glass door structure in the place of revolving doors, like those present at many other buildings including residential towers and retail businesses.
A number of questions were raised, and our management and maintenance teams are doing further research and collecting more information for consideration.
The door collapsed after a summer thunderstorm developed and a sudden strong gust of wind slammed into the building. The collapse caused two of the panels to crash into each other, resulting in portions of the frame to pretty much crumble. Our team is exploring options for both repair and replacement. Both are costly options, with full replacement being far more most costly. However, we can not get reasonable guarantees on repairs alone, so it is a bit of a catch 22.
ALSO, regardless of the solution, so far we would be unable to schedule the work for weeks out. This is due mostly to the nature of the parts and materials we need, much of which is custom. These things don’t sit on a shelf somewhere, unfortunately. On top of that, the typical vendors we work with are stretched thin.
It is also being considered that sudden violent weather events like this are becoming a lot more common than they have been historically. We deal with weather related problems with these doors now more than ever. There is a possibility a solution other than a revolving door may be pursued, and if that is the case it may be some time yet before any work is done.
Nonetheless, we wish to assure everyone we are working on this. We are presently collecting information for the Board to consider.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while this process unfolds.