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Dear PoPville – Is This Beam Supposed to look like This?

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm 21 Comments

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1900 block of 14th St, NW just north of T St.

“Dear PoPville,

I took this photo about a week ago and just don’t see how this is normal — see how crooked the beam that connects the first floor to the ground is? Doesn’t seem like something that can be fixed after the top floors are finished and I was really hoping to take advantage of the Trader Joe’s that’s going in there.”

Can engineers out there explain the slanted beam? It’s designed to support more weight?

Closeup after the jump.

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