Idiot removes structural brick wall below 12' steel lintel....

A local guy is redoing an old store to make it into a bar. On the rear of the building there was an opening into an addition which was demolished. Over that twelve foot opening in the structural wall, there's a steel beam lintel that was embedded into a brick wall on one end, and rested on a 3 ft. wide brick wall on the other end, which had a standard walk in door next to it.
Above that lintel, there is a complete brick wall resting on it, where there are apartments up there.
The idiot doing the remodeling removed that 3 ft. pillar wall under that steel lintel, to install a wider door. All that's holding up that lintel now, is two or three 2x6 studs next to the door. So, all that weight of the steel beam and the entire brick wall above it, is only sitting on those few 2x6 studs, with some sheetrock on them. I hope the building inspector finds this, before someone dies when the brick wall and lintel collapse. He could have put a steel post there, but it's obvious the guy is clueless about structural stability.
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On 10/21/2015 03:18 AM, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

Take a photo or two and drop them off at city hall and maybe fire/rescue dept.
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That's not a bad idea!
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On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 3:18:52 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

Are there permits posted for the work being done? If not call the building department.
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On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 3:18:52 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote :

I agree he's made a mess but you might be surprised at the compression limi ts of dimensional lumber. While code limits are a lot lower, you can sit a couple tons on top of a few 2x6's as long as you keep them straight. He c ould probably fix the problem by simply adding a few more 2x6's in the righ t place.
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