HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A Hallandale Beach condo building underwent important repairs in order to avoid a forced evacuation of hundreds of residents.
City officials said an engineer’s report from June for the Olympus Towers and Marina found numerous issues, such as spalled concrete and exposed rebar.
On Friday, officials posted a Building Safety Advisory Notice, giving the building a 48-hour deadline to complete the repairs.
According to the city, the building retained a professional engineer, hired a contractor and ordered necessary materials, and precautionary work began Saturday morning.
Had the work not been completed by Sunday at 1 p.m., residents would have had to leave.
The evacuation order would’ve affected all 370 units in the building.