How many people, kids in particular, while playing at the south end of the pool deck, may/will go over the unprotected walkways/walking surfaces and landings at the top of the recreational steps (kite surfing/selfie platform/landing) before the Viridian Board takes preventive action and puts adequate barriers in place to restrict access to the walkways/walking surfaces and the landings at the top of the wall (1) with a 350' drop to the alley below with a landing speed of about 100 MPH, or (2) a 225' drop to condo balconies on the 10th floor with a landing speed of about 65 MPH, and (3) barriers around the steps with a 10' drop to the emergency stairs downward? According to the International Building Code 2000; Code 1003.2.12 Guards: "Guards shall be located along open-sided walking surfaces, mezzanines, industrial equipment platforms, stairways, ramps and landings which are located more than 30 inches above the floor or grade below." And Code 1003.2.12.1 Height: "Guards shall form a protective barrier not less than 42 inches high, measured vertically above the leading edge of the tread, adjacent walking surface or adjacent seatboard." Is this entire area filled with several attractive nuisances, surrounded by beds of flowers? I wonder just how many people, kids as young as 3 or 4 years of age in particular, will fall to tragic deaths before Viridian Boards feel compelled to put adequate guardrails (fencing) in place at the south end, "Unfenced Southern Border," of the Viridian's rooftop pool deck? In the next sections notice the 5 foot fencing along the pool deck guarding a 8.5 foot drop. In addition, notice there is NO fencing or guardrails at the south end of the pool deck. In the Spring of 2019, one of the department heads of Metro Building codes was in a circuit court hearing regarding these safety concerns, with Judge Escobar presiding, and was quizzed about these unguarded walking surfaces. When quizzed about the lack of fencing or guardrails on these 5 open sided walking surfaces at the Southern Border, his response was "I don't teach human behavior!" He made an identical response to me in his office, a week or two later, when I specifically pointed out to him the lack of fencing on these 5 open sided walking surfaces with DEADLY drop-offs! Is the Metro Building Code's response a profound, inept, inadequate, unbelievable, and TOTALLY unsatisfactory response? In like manner, a representative from Metro Pools said that the fences around pools are only designed and installed to keep children, and others, out of the pool area. WOW! Should Metro have permitted this pool, and pool deck, deck with these SAFETY concerns? If elected to the Board in May of 2021, I intend to advance this safety concern by promoting the agenda of getting adequate guardrails and fencing installed at the Southern Border of the rooftop pool deck! In like manner, will you support this effort by contacting the Board? Lives are at steak! ViridianBoard@gmail.com
What happens if/when kids are playing a game of hide and seek in the flower beds at the southwestern end, or southeastern end, of the pool deck, and one or more of them decides go up the steps, walkways, and walking surfaces, or play on the platforms, and slip over the edge of the wall leading to a 225' drop, or 350' drop?
Does this EXIT sign, at the southeastern end of the pool deck, point toward two ways off the pool deck: (1) emergency steps down a set of stairs, or (2) steps and walkways (walking surfaces) up to a kite surfing or selfie pad (landings and/or platforms) with a drop-off of hundreds of feet? In an emergency which EXIT would many take?
A hearing was held in the 8th Circuit Court, on December 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM. The court granted a summary judgment to the Viridian Board, but the judge did not exempt the board from correcting these deadly hazards at the southern border. The Boards attorney did not address the dangers/safety concerns, but did say, as a part of his argument to the court, that the board could, if it saw fit, address these safety concerns in the future. The dangers are still there!!!! The unedited results of this hearing are on two websites: Fatalattraction.co with a link to the unedited transcript. Express your concerns to the Viridian Board (Viridianboard@gmail.com) or anyone else who can/may address these potentially deadly situations, or start your own ways of showing your concerns regarding these unsettling, disturbing, and potentially deadly situations at this Unfenced Southern Border! Start your own campaign to update our building to the Metro codes that apply with an accent on SAFETY. If you have ideas regarding this site and distressing images and realities, my email is: email@example.com. I am running for the Viridian Board, and if elected, I will work toward addressing this safety concern along with 3 other safety issues.