May 5, 2007

Insurance Could Cover Cost of G-Town Library Repair

The Georgetown Library fire was caused by contractors doing renovations, according to the District fire chief. The contractor had a general liability insurance policy for $2 million, and there was an additional indemnification clause that protects the District from any loss, says WTOP.
A spokesperson for the Office of Contracts and Procurement, which oversaw the contract, says Dynamic Corp. carried a bond that should cover all the costs to rebuild the library.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

See:
H-DC: Washington DC history
for coverage of the fire:
http://www.h-net.org/~dclist

Click here:

http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/peabody_room.html

for some photographs of the Peabody Room, courtesy of Jerry McCoy, D.C.
Public Library; both pre-fire and some showing the damage.


Matthew Gilmore
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