(26) and her 3-year old son were walking by the Urban Lofts apartments
at 2208 Postoffice Street in Galveston Saturday night when they were struck by falling stucco that detached from the bottom of a third floor balcony. Shannon suffered serious head and neck injuries and remains in critical condition at UTMB. Shannon’s 3-year old son suffered bruising to his face and head, and his father collected him from hospital Sunday morning.
The Urban Lofts
building is owned by Rusty Walla who had a work crew remove the stucco from the building exterior. According to a Galveston Daily News article
published today, Walla bought and remodeled the building in 2006 and added the decorative stucco to the exterior in 2008 after Hurricane Ike. Engineers called to the scene of the accident Sunday morning said the building and the balconies were structurally sound: Walla said he added the stucco to resemble the building’s original 1920’s architecture.
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Stucco fell from a 3rd floor balcony of Urban Lofts, seriously injuring Shannon Elliott
Workers remove stucco from Urban Lofts. Photo credit: Jennifer Reynolds, Galveston Daily News.