FLORIDA – Malfunctioning elevators leave residents of Northwest Miami-Dade condominium stranded
For Mariano Borges, getting to a doctor’s appointment or going out for some fresh air becomes harder each day.
The 95-year-old Cuban gets around on a wheelchair. His 70-year-old daughter Maria Perez and his 50-year-old granddaughter Cary can barely lift his wheelchair to carry it up and down the stairs to the third-floor unit where they live in Northwest Miami-Dade.
It’s been almost six years since the elevators of the building where Borges lives and those of three other buildings in the Mirassou condominium complex do not work properly.
According to public records, Miami-Dade County has cited Mirassou with fines exceeding $5 million.
Michael Chavez, manager of Miami-Dade’s Office of Elevator Safety, said that when the elevators of the three and four-story buildings at the Mirassou began malfunctioning in 2008, the county sent out infraction notifications.
The violation penalties amounted to $5,065,120. Read more: