They should have balconies enclosed in glass, or even better, iron bars in case the X% of people like to sit on the balcony railings.Personal responsibility is a real factor, yeah. But like I said, I think you have to assume that X% of people will act like idiots some of the time, and ask yourself as an architect, what I can I do to reduce the chances that acting like an idiot will prove fatal?
An individual acted stupidly and showed a lack of judgement, haven't we all been guilty of that at one time or another?? This person died and that is tragic. The joking here makes me feel ill.While the accident is tragic, I may sound cold in saying it's not entirely non-deserving. The guy's 27 years old, not some young 11 year old kid. You are expected to use your head (ironic since he sort of did). The good thing that came out of this is he has set an example of what not to do. Hopefully, people will smarten up.
I laid out some contributing factors above, TOBoy. Take the escalators at the Paramount / Scotiabank - this wouldn't have happened there. They designed the building in such a way that recognised that the escalators - rather than seeing a steady flow of patrons, would see crush loads at peak times. Also, that many of those patrons would be young, and more than a few under the influence.They should have balconies enclosed in glass, or even better, iron bars in case the X% of people like to sit on the balcony railings.
Thank-you for your contribution.No, these are the actions of an idiot, who thankfully didn't take anyone else with him.
Personal responsibility, not excuses for idiots!