Here's A Scary, Searchable Map Of 1,451 L.A. Buildings That Might Collapse In A Big Earthquake
Duck and cover: University of California researchers have compiled a list of 1,451 old concrete buildings in L.A. that are at risk of collapse in a big earthquake, and the L.A. Times has put together a searchable map.
Here's the map on the Times' website.
The buildings are scattered all over, with a big cluster around Hollywood. The map lists the property values and the number of daytime occupants for each building. We clicked around a little and found that an apartment complex standing just a few doors down from where we're currently blogging from is a building at risk.
The Times and UC researchers emphasized that not all of the buildings are necessarily going to topple - just that they might all be at risk. They predicted that 75 of the buildings would collapse in a big earthquake, which would put thousands of lives at risk.
The cost of inspecting each building for its stability would be $4,000 to $20,000, which kind of seems like a lot, except when you compare it to the $1 million-plus value of most of the buildings. Get on it, landlords!