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Baltimore Doesn’t Know If Hotel Uses Combustible Panels

By Scott Calvert and Bob Tita
Updated July 11, 2017 1:40 p.m. ET

The company that made the combustible panels used on the London housing tower where a fast-moving fire killed at least 80 people says the same type wraps one of Baltimore’s most prominent hotels: the 32-story Marriott Waterfront overlooking the city’s Inner Harbor.

But Baltimore officials say they aren’t sure what is on the hotel because they never asked the architects for details about the hotel’s exterior panels. Two of the architects involved in the project, and its general contractor, also aren’t sure or no longer have the records.

City officials say the use of such combustible panels would have complied with both the building code in place when construction of the hotel began in 1998, as well as the current code, and they said such panels are allowed when a building has sprinklers . . . .


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