Fear of Falling: Structural Problems Oust U. of Hawaii Psychologists

Fear of Falling: Structural Problems Oust U. of Hawaii Psychologists 1

U. of Hawaii

In the two months since Gartley Hall has been closed, feral cats have taken up residence.

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U. of Hawaii

In the two months since Gartley Hall has been closed, feral cats have taken up residence.

In September architects performing a structural analysis of Gartley Hall, the psychology building at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, made an unpleasant discovery: The building was in danger of imminent collapse. They ordered the faculty to vacate within four days.

A day later, after returning for a follow-up evaluation, the architects decided they were mistaken: Everyone had better get out, they said, within 24 hours.

"The concrete walls were crumbling