UPDATE: The Mayor’s Office in Troy has released an updated statement regarding the Uncle Sam Parking Garage.
“On Sunday, the City received additional documentation from engineers for Bryce Companies—owner of the Uncle Sam Parking Garage, a privately owned parking facility in downtown Troy—which satisfied the City’s concerns with safety issues outlined in the independent condition assessment report received last week.”Engineers for Bryce Companies confirmed the facility is safe for public use. Impacted areas of the garage remain restricted, and the facility will reopen beginning Monday, January 27th. “Initiating a temporary closure of the Uncle Sam Parking Garage was part of the City’s commitment to ensure the safety of tenants, residents, and businesses who use the facility. Public safety remains our primary concern, and we will continue to monitor the status of work at the garage.
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Mayor’s Office in Troy released a statement regarding the Uncle Sam Parking Garage that had a beam collapse back in mid-December.
“At the City’s direction, the Uncle Sam Parking Garage—a privately owned parking facility in downtown Troy—has been temporarily closed. On Friday, the City received a final condition assessment from the garage owner’s engineer. The report included general safety concerns with the garage but did not provide the necessary information to satisfy questions and concerns raised by city staff.
“In an abundance of caution, the City directed the owner to close the facility until the City’s concerns are addressed. The temporary closure will allow the owner to address immediate issues identified in the condition assessment. At this time, the City is working with the owner’s engineers to obtain the necessary information and verifications to ensure the safety of those who use the facility. City staff will assist the garage owner’s efforts to minimize disruptions for affected tenants during the closure.”
The garage will remain closed until further notice.