Readers Write: Revised AvalonBay standards welcomed

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Your Great Neck News paper, dated Sept. 4, had an article regarding the AvalonBay property being developed on East Shore Road.  

It went into some detail about the history of fires, starting in 2000, on AvalonBay constructions.  

My daughter lived in a large rental complex in Bridgeport Conn.  

In 2001 the complex had a large fire which traveled through the roof from one apartment to many others.  Many people lost their living place and personal property.  

My daughter was fortunate to have insurance but all her furniture  and personal items were smoke or water damaged.  She had to move to a hotel studio for about 3 months.  

It is obvious that their method of construction, as evidenced in subsequent fires, made it easy for a small fire in one apartment to spread through the roof to many other apartments.  

This fire occurred during the day.  

I am thankful it didn’t happen at night when people were sleeping.  

I certainly hope that the new regulations for higher building standards will be monitored very closely.

 Paula Silverman

Great Neck

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