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FUTURE ELLERBE BECKETT DESIGNS TO OFFER DISABLED BETTER VIEW
Published April 28, 1998
MN-based Ellerbe Beckett (EB) has "agreed to design new stadiums and arenas so spectators in wheelchairs have a full view when other fans stand up," according to an AP report in the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Yesterday, the Justice Dept. announced an agreement which settles a lawsuit filed against EB in '96, which claimed the firm had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) in its designs of arenas in Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), and Washington, DC. The settlement, under terms of which EB has agreed to "design future sites along guidelines" which meet the ADA's requirements, also includes "detailed measurements for the average heights of standing spectators and the average height of a person in a wheelchair" to be used in calculating sight lines for the disabled (AP/Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 4/28).