By this time, the engineer who recommended major structural works to fix the building's column, was out on the street looking for new employer. The CEO had chosen the following economical solution instead.
BTW, this was the headquarters of an engineering's firm whose business was being led by a CEO, having qualifications in accounting & finance.
Perhaps these are what the accountants would like the engineers to come up with... cheap solutions!
See more of the "cheap solutions", loved by most Accounting/Finance CEOs, HERE .