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Monday, March 26, 2012

Person Falls Through Roosevelt Island Meditation Steps Last Week, RIOC Closes Steps Until Further Notice and Announces Meditation Steps Restoration Project At Operations Committee Meeting

 Image of Closed Off Roosevelt Island Meditation Step

As reported in post last week, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) announced that the Meditation Steps will be closed until further notice. During the March 21 Operations Committee meeting (Audio web cast here), RIOC VP of Operations Fernando Martinez reported that a person walking on Meditation steps last Tuesday fell through requiring closure of the Steps. Instead of continuing doing patchwork repairs on the Steps, RIOC will undertake a full restoration project of the steps. Below is presentation made by Mr. Martinez at the Operations Committee meeting

and video of the discussion.

RIOC had previously announced plans to renovate the Mediation Steps by early 2012.

The audio webcast of Operations Committee meeting is here. Mediation Steps Restoration Project discussion starts at about the 2 hour 19 minute and 14 second mark.

Resident Mark Lyon attended the Operations Committee meeting and commented on this post regarding the Meditation Steps Restoration:
The wood Mr. Martinez presented as a suggested replacement product at the Operations Committee looked really good and seemed to be a very high quality product.  I look forward to the finished installation.
I am looking forward to the reopening of the Restored Meditation Steps as well.