Who’s checking to see if N.J.’s buildings are at risk of falling down? Almost no one.

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ATLANTIC CITY (NJ.com) — The Waterfront Tower at Harrah’s Resort rises 45 stories above the mouth of Absecon Bay, less than 10 minutes by car to the bustle of the Atlantic City boardwalk. The last time they thoroughly checked, building inspectors in October 2018 found more than 2,000 violations at the resort, mostly for minor issues like walls that needed a new coat of paint or light fixtures that needed replacing. Only a single violation was remotely related to the building’s foundation: a reminder to seal a building’s backside from water penetration.

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