When I announced that I would be posting photos to celebrate the 3,000-post milestone on iDigHardware, Leo Lebovitz of M&D Door & Hardware sent me a link to his entire photo gallery.  There were lots of great pics, but the door in the photos below caught my eye – or brought a tear to my eye, actually.

After writing countless times about fire doors needing to close and latch, and hearing about the impact of open fire doors during a Bronx apartment fire earlier this year, seeing a stairwell fire door permanently prevented from closing is just too much.  Seriously, what’s it going to take for people to understand the risk to human life, and the potential liability they could face for making a modification like this?

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