A large crack in Hamilton Hall’s first-floor stairwell has spread between several bricks.
The crack, first noticed somewhere between 2013 and 2015, has been found to pose no danger to either occupants of Hamilton or the building’s structural integrity, said Allison Reid, executive director of marketing and communications for the Division of Finance and Administration.
This is despite the shakily hand-written text on the wall that reads “DANGER: FOUNDATION” in black paint. The text is accompanied by a “no” sign in the same paint, drawn as a circle with a line through it.
“The crack was examined a year ago, and at that time it was determined that the wall is non-load bearing,” Reid said.
After reviewing the crack to determine if it had spread, the University's facilities services re-caulked and repainted the wall this week.