Hearst Gym West Pool closes because of damaged building column

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The West Pool at the Hearst Gym will be closed for several days because of a damaged building column, according to an email from Berkeley Recreational Sports.

The email stated that a portion of the column had fallen into the West Pool, making it unsafe. Other exercise spaces in the gym are safe and will remain open.

Male facility maintenance workers may need to go through the Hearst Gym women’s locker room to access the West Pool. Berkeley Recreational Sports asks that people who use that locker room change in the shower area or a restroom stall instead of at a locker.

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