Falling ice from USOC building closes Tejon Street

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Emergency workers closed down a portion of Tejon Street at about 11 a.m. because of falling ice from the newly constructed U.S. Olympic Committee building at the corner of Tejon and Colorado Avenue.

Firefighters said no one was hurt and that they did not know when the street would re-open.

Just before noon, sheets of ice periodically crashed onto the sidewalk, sending chunks flying into the roadway.

Firefighters said someone from the offices across Tejon Street called to report ice.

The building was designed by the Boulder office of the national firm Oz Architects.

The project’s lead architect, Kelly Davis, could not be reached for comment.

7 Responses to Falling ice from USOC building closes Tejon Street

  1. They need to add some aggressive snowguards or snow fences on the standing seam metal roof. Lucky someone wasn’t injured or killed.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

  2. This actually started much earlier; the north sidewalk on Colorado Ave, between Tejon and Nevada was closed around 8:30 a.m. this morning. Wish I had my camera, there was ice/snow falling constantly.

    Jacque Stanley
    November 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm

  3. In light of recent political/budget realities in our town, will the Boulder architect pay for the paramedic truck, the unmarked police car and officer and the other public costs associated with this building design problem? Or do the local taxpayers absorb these costs? If so, let’s here an explanation from the mayor or city manager …

    November 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm

  4. Now this is what I call a sign from above.

    Tim O
    November 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

  5. “Falling ice from USOC building closes Tejon Street”

    Thanks for sharing

    Building Materials & Supplies
    November 17, 2009 at 2:45 am

  6. Hmmm, another job sent out of town…guess we don’t need tax revenue…

    November 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm

  7. We wouldn’t have this problem if we just had a proper rugby stadium – no roof required, eh?!

    Dick Burns
    November 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm