Skip to comments.8 to 10 trapped in Center City building collapse [Philly]
Posted on 06/05/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by Red Badger
CENTER CITY - June 5, 2013 (WPVI) -- A building collapsed at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Center City Philadelphia, trapping a number of a people under the rubble.
The 4-story building, which was connected to a Salvation Army Thrift Store on the southeast corner, collapsed at 10:45 Wednesday morning.
The collapse brought down part of the thrift store and what appears to be converted row homes attached to the back of the building.
Two victims have been taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and three others were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. All five victims are said to be adults. There is no word at this time on the severity of their injuries.
Emergency crews are on the scene continuing to work feverishly to find survivors.
There is no word on exactly what caused the four-story building to collapse.
Commissioner Ayers initially said the collapse happened at an apartment building, but that has turned out to not be the case.
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Dems will find some way to either blame Bush, the sequestration, Tea Partiers or Glenn Beck.
....or Global Warming.........
Prayers Up for our Fellow Citizens.
There was no talk on the video of an explosion, and it doesn’t look like it was. It really is odd to see most of the building completely in rubble below knee height and parts of it still standing three stories high. Maybe I am seeing a couple of different buildings.
It was Karl Rove and Halliburton.
“The accident took place in a pair of four-story buildings at 22nd and Market Streets that were reported to be under demolition at the time.”
Was listening to someone on one of the live feeds saying they were taking pics yesterday because the building looked so odd, unsafe. Someone was doing brick work. Didn’t catch it all.
hey here’s live video
Ban Assault Buildings Now!
Where is Bush?
The structural engineers will have to get in and look at the details, but an older, lightly-constructed brick building can indeed have a catastrophic failure like this due to deterioration of the supporting structures. And once the framework starts down, the collapse accelerates.
Read this book for details, especially the chapter on the collapse of the Civic Tower in Pavia, Italy - death from old age.
That’s an excellent book.
I hope they find everyone and no one is seriously hurt. Not a pleasant thing to go through, I am sure.
Nothing in the book about 'why trees fall down' but it struck me as funny.
Actually this will somehow get blamed on Gov. Corbett and his reluctance to spend enough of our money.
My wife and I were sitting on our deck back in the 90’s and watched as a neighbor’s huge, aged but perfectly healthy oak tree just toppled over.
We had had a lot of rain previously and the ground was saturated. The tree had no ‘tap root’ and it just fell over............
Let me be clear.. “our city’s are crumbling, blah blah blah, we must ‘invest’ in infrastructure..”
Was it Kermit Gosnell’s building???
——just like people out for a stroll and they get killed by a tree branch falling on them...you just never know when your time is going to be up...or if you’re near the wrong tree at the wrong time-must be the planet fighting back ;)
No, the Koch brothers are responsible.
Two people trapped.
I was going to suggest Rumsfeld and Cheney.
These people are alive and trapped in the basement.Special Op team working on getting to them.Prayers.
The tree must’ve hated that grill.
I'm just glad it didn't hold it against me personally.
The update on the story says that the building was being demolished.
Something collapsed faster than they expected. Always a little dicey when you're taking down an old building, stuff can give way.
I will never understand all the one-liners and joking that accompany threads like this during the early hours of a tragedy involving the possible loss of human life.
We were on a canoe trip in the Adirondacks years and years ago, we were going to climb Ampersand Mountain, we were camped on Norway Island in Middle Saranac Lake, as we were walking the trail between the Lake and Route 3, a 3-4’ diameter tree decided to pick that exact moment to fall over...I have never been so stunned in my life...
You just never really know. Either it’s a close call and we all look back and say, “Whew! that was close!” — or it isn’t, and then our friends visit us in the hospital or the cemetery.
Bush, sequester, GOP, NRA pick one or more.
Global Warming, Republicans in the House and Senate, Tea Party, Fox News, Bitter Clingers, Anti-abortion protesters, Creationists, Racists............
One Sunday afternoon my wife was outside, reading in a vinyl Adirondack chair under our Black Walnut tree. About 20 minutes after going inside the house, a big limb came down directly across the chair and obliterated it.
It looks to me that a column or structural wall was altered in the center of the 4 story building. That movement of support on the left side of that building caused collapse toward the hapless thrift store.
I hope her guardian angel gets a bonus in his paycheck this week.
I don't know if all that underground shaking had anything to do with the collapse or not (following the work that was apparently going on there recently).
I took a moment to thank the Lord for that!
However, current Assault Buildings with certin cosmetic features will be allowed to stay as long as registered. It’s for the children.
Yes, but don’t get me started on those suppressor doors.
Same here. Latest word is that 6 people died.
I don’t understand it either although I don’t think most folks here on FR mean any disrespect. It seems like folks are so used to jumping on a thread - skimming it - making a snarky comment or political point - and moving onto the next thread.
I don’t believe they pause to consider that someone probably lost a child, a mother, or a father. This sounds like a tragedy and unlike the Texas fertilizer threads where I expressed disbelief (yes - I have done this too) at the ignorance of the owners and local town for allowing a fertilizer plant or storage so close to occupied buildings - I will wait until they finish their search and pray for the families that are hurting tonight.