Partial Roof Collapse In Center City Injures Three

 

"A piece of the ceiling hangs down inside the Lululemon athletic-apparel store on the 1500 block of Walnut in Philadelphia on January 27, 2015." | Photo: David Maialetti, for Daily News

“A piece of the ceiling hangs down inside the Lululemon athletic-apparel store on the 1500 block of Walnut in Philadelphia on January 27, 2015.” | Photo: David Maialetti, for Daily News

  • The Daily News describes the “chaotic” scene inside 1529 Walnut Street yesterday afternoon when bricks from a neighboring building’s parapet wall tumbled down onto and through the roof of Lululemon, an athletic wear store, injuring three women. While L&I will of course conduct a proper investigation, Robert Mongeluzzi, a lawyer who represented victims in the June 2013 22nd & Market Street collapse, “said that given the building’s age, it’s unlikely that ‘design flaws’ played a role in the incident, and that the recent inclement weather – the freezing, thawing and refreezing – may have weakened the parapet wall.”
  • Organizers of the fourth annual TEDxPhiladelphia conference (set for June 11, 2015 at the Temple Performing Arts Center) are soliciting nominations for speakers through next Friday. With this year’s theme being “And Justice For All,” TEDx is “looking for interesting people who have great ideas for building a more just and equitable Philadelphia across sectors – design, technology, healthcare, the built environment, nonprofit, law, business, education, community organizing, and more.”
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