Howlett Building update 2
Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004
Gas leak was apparently not the cause, but a result of the collapse.
Anti-bird netting was over an open area in the center of the building. Heavy snow buildup on the netting may have caused the collapse of the roof below. The Howlett is a square building that’s empty in the middle. The roof which collapsed is just above ground level.
Entire Capitol Complex evacuated because of the gas leak.