$12-million added to bill to fix faulty truss at city hall - 660 NEWS
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$12-million added to bill to fix faulty truss at city hall

The Calgary Municipal Building on a sunny day in Calgary, Monday, March 20, 2017. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 NEWS)

A city council committee has approved spending more than $12-million to once again fix a faulty truss at the Calgary Municipal Building.

The problem with the building attached to old city hall was only discovered last year.

It’s believed to be a design flaw and forced the relocation of hundreds of city employees.

The truss had carried the weight of five floors for 33 years.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi said something had to be done.

“I’m glad that we found it, I’m glad that we fixed it. It’s a shame that it cost that much, but the only silver lining in all of this is that, that will actually save us about $6-million in the future, as we are able to put more- colleagues in that space,” Nenshi said.

The additional bill brings the total cost of repairs now to the building to nearly $17-million.