Unsafe structures are a threat to human safety and it is for this reason that they should be condemned. When people are exposed to them, chances are that a tragedy might happen and people will lose their lives, property and even be rendered disabled (Pearce 1989). They are therefore a security hazard that should be condemned.
Unsafe structures should also be condemned if they are a threat to the society. Such buildings may be built from materials that are harmful to occupants and neighboring structures. For instance a structure can be built from material that is highly inflammable and therefore pose a fire threat to other buildings that are near it. It can also be a target to arsonists who may want to destroy the area.
These structures at times act as a hub for criminal activities more especially when people do not live in them or near them. This is so because criminals easily hide in them and strategize their exploits from their in. when such a place becomes prone to criminal activities, the people in that neighborhood will definitely live under fear and threats that they may be assaulted, maimed or stolen from at any given time.
At times, these unsafe structures get abandoned by their owners and therefore become unsanitary. This then means that they will eventually turn out to be a healthy hazard as such places are good environments for garbage disposal parasite infestation (Pearce 1989). This will lead to disease to thrive and be spread to the people living in those areas around the unsafe structures. This is normally seen in places where people who struggle to sustain their livelihoods live in.
All in all, unsafe structures are not at all safe for not only humans but also organisms and other structures around them. They are generally a public nuisance and that they should be done away with before any harm is caused. It is no compromise therefore, unsafe structures should be declared as so and be done away with.
Pearce, D. (1989). Conservation Today. New York. Routledge