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.