A worker is seen in the rubble at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., June 27, 2012. Rescue workers removed two bodies from a collapsed shopping mall in the northern Ontario town of Elliot Lake. (Reuters/Nathan Denette/Pool)
The man who designed the Algo Centre Mall was against installing the rooftop parking that ultimately collapsed and killed two women in Elliot Lake, Ont. last year, he told a public inquiry into the tragedy Monday.
"I was very uncomfortable with that (rooftop parking)," architect James Keywan testified via video conference from his home in Hamilton, Ont.
Keywan told day 6 of the inquiry that he didn't have any experience with building such a structure and voiced concerns about waterproofing. He said he suggested building the parking underground or at a nearby site, but was told those options were too expensive.