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I-Team investigates Talcott Street Garage


Concrete is falling from the ceiling of the Talcott Street Garage in Hartford. 

The I-Team looked into the matter after a concerned citizen contacted the team.

"There's chunks of concrete where I park, there's chunks of concrete pillars that came off," said Corrinne Clark who used the garage. 

Hartford city officials started taking a closer look at the garage around the same time  the I-Team started asking questions.  

City inspectors said they didn't like what they saw and are also concerned that the fire suppression system in the garage has some big holes in its coverage.

Hartford chief operating officer David Panagore ordered LAZ, the company that owns the garage, to have the garage examined by a structural engineer. 

City officials said the garage is  not in danger of falling down, but there are a number of repairs that need to take place right away, and a section of the garage which at one time was a warehouse for the old G. Fox Department store will have to be sectioned off.

LAZ parking issued a statement saying, "LAZ is committed to providing a safe and convenient parking experience for its customers at all of our facilities. We're working closely with the city of Hartford to address any issues and maintain full compliance with all requirements."

On Monday, crews were busy patching up ceilings, walking and driving surfaces.

Capital Community College, which has a number of students and staff who use the garage because it's connected to the school, has offered those who the Talcott garage to use the Morgan Street garage across the street because of the repair concerns.

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