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8 to 10 trapped in Center City building collapse [Philly]
http://abclocal.go.com ^ | 06-05-2013 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: philadelphia; philly; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 06/05/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Dems will find some way to either blame Bush, the sequestration, Tea Partiers or Glenn Beck.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

....or Global Warming.........


3 posted on 06/05/2013 8:38:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers Up for our Fellow Citizens.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 8:42:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Red Badger

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.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 8:43:04 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ConservativeMan55

It was Karl Rove and Halliburton.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 8:44:17 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers sent.


7 posted on 06/05/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: Red Badger

“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.”

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/05/building-collapse-in-center-city/


8 posted on 06/05/2013 8:49:19 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

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.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 8:50:50 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: jiggyboy

hey here’s live video

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Building-Collapse-in-Center-City-210243621.html


10 posted on 06/05/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Ban Assault Buildings Now!


11 posted on 06/05/2013 8:56:18 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Red Badger

Where is Bush?


12 posted on 06/05/2013 8:58:16 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: jiggyboy
Exactly. Different buildings. Looks like just the shell of the building survived on the side away from the smaller buildings on the corner.

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.

Why Buildings Fall Down

13 posted on 06/05/2013 9:01:01 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: Red Badger

Live streams:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/live-video/

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/category/242043/breaking-news-video

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Building-Collapse-in-Center-City-210243621.html


14 posted on 06/05/2013 9:02:46 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

That’s an excellent book.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 9:04:25 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Red Badger

I hope they find everyone and no one is seriously hurt. Not a pleasant thing to go through, I am sure.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Doomonyou
Odd story - I was lying on the floor of our family room reading this book when I heard a cracking noise. Had just enough time to look up and see a large tree fall right past the window . . . squashed part of our deck and obliterated our Weber grill, but nobody was hurt.

Nothing in the book about 'why trees fall down' but it struck me as funny.

17 posted on 06/05/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Actually this will somehow get blamed on Gov. Corbett and his reluctance to spend enough of our money.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 9:14:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AnAmericanMother

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............


20 posted on 06/05/2013 9:14:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Let me be clear.. “our city’s are crumbling, blah blah blah, we must ‘invest’ in infrastructure..”


21 posted on 06/05/2013 9:15:55 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: jiggyboy

Thanks .


22 posted on 06/05/2013 9:16:05 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Red Badger

Was it Kermit Gosnell’s building???


23 posted on 06/05/2013 9:18:14 AM PDT by Errant
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To: AnAmericanMother

——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 ;)


24 posted on 06/05/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: ConservativeMan55

No, the Koch brothers are responsible.


25 posted on 06/05/2013 9:23:20 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: homegroan

Two people trapped.


26 posted on 06/05/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"It was Karl Rove and Halliburton."

I was going to suggest Rumsfeld and Cheney.

27 posted on 06/05/2013 9:44:35 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: fatima

These people are alive and trapped in the basement.Special Op team working on getting to them.Prayers.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 9:45:13 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: AnAmericanMother

The tree must’ve hated that grill.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Prob the smoke made it sneeze and it fell over.

I'm just glad it didn't hold it against me personally.

30 posted on 06/05/2013 9:51:05 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: fatima
Prayers.

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.

31 posted on 06/05/2013 9:54:35 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: Red Badger

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.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 10:05:47 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: matt04

Here here!


33 posted on 06/05/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: AnAmericanMother

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...


34 posted on 06/05/2013 10:41:21 AM PDT by Shady (The Truth will set us free....WE KNOW THE TRUTH!)
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To: Shady

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.


35 posted on 06/05/2013 10:42:45 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: Red Badger

Bush, sequester, GOP, NRA pick one or more.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 11:10:35 AM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

Global Warming, Republicans in the House and Senate, Tea Party, Fox News, Bitter Clingers, Anti-abortion protesters, Creationists, Racists............


37 posted on 06/05/2013 11:26:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

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.


38 posted on 06/05/2013 11:37:26 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: AnAmericanMother

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.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Lerner must be tried and executed..... crime against the Republic)
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To: freedomson

I hope her guardian angel gets a bonus in his paycheck this week.


40 posted on 06/05/2013 12:15:49 PM PDT by married21
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To: Red Badger; All
Philadelphia's "Market-Frankford Elevated Train" runs underground right along Market St. there at 22nd Street (and has for many years), as do several "Subway-Surface" underground trolley cars.    (See Market-Frankford Elevated Train system map here:   Philadelphia's Market-Frankford Elevated Train System Map  --  (The collapse is between the 15th St. & 30th St. stops.)

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).

41 posted on 06/05/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ( | www.catholic.com | www.newadvent.org | www.ewtn.com | www.ncregister.com |)
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To: married21

I took a moment to thank the Lord for that!


42 posted on 06/05/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: DoughtyOne

However, current Assault Buildings with certin cosmetic features will be allowed to stay as long as registered. It’s for the children.


43 posted on 06/05/2013 2:10:13 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Yes, but don’t get me started on those suppressor doors.


44 posted on 06/05/2013 2:13:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Kid Shelleen

45 posted on 06/05/2013 4:32:48 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: All
Probably bribed someone to get the work.
Demolition contractor has criminal record
46 posted on 06/05/2013 4:54:18 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: lonevoice

Same here. Latest word is that 6 people died.


47 posted on 06/05/2013 9:40:24 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: lonevoice

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.


48 posted on 06/05/2013 10:20:19 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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