Mary Siah seismic report released, demolition still undecided

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The seismic study for the Mary Siah Recreation Center has been completed. The executive summary of the report states that the overall building does not meet the seismic performance goals, and that even with seismic retrofits, the building would be expected to exhibit worse seismic performance than modern buildings.

Public Works Director for the Fairbanks North Star Borough Dan Sloan says there is no immediate concern for safety but there is significant work that needs to be completed on the building. The report also shows top priorities for repairs that are suggested to be completed over the next few years. The recommendation for the next year would be close to $1.5 million worth of repairs. Public Works is still analyzing the report and will meet with the borough administration to go over the results prior to any final decisions.

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