Building Collapse (ing)?

I ran into this mess on the way to the bank today. I can’t find it on any other website yet to get more info. There are firetrucks blocking parts of Royal around the 500 block. The story as far as tell is a construction crew hit a water pipe which sent a shock wave up the side of a nearby building and a crack right up the side. It definately looks like the building is leaning but I can not remember if it was like that before today or not. The word on the street is it’s collapsing but the officialls were busy and on top of that did not seem to want to say one way or the other. News crews were on the scene though so I’ll have to check the nightly news for more.

2 Comments so far

  1. Louis (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 8:26 pm

    They were digging a trench in the alley next to Jack Sutton Gallery… The alley leads to the back of Antoine’s Resturaunt and the building that Jack Suttons is in is owned by Antoine’s..

    Anyway.. they dug too close to the wall of the building and the wall collapsed…
    when I was last there.. Abry Brothers shoring was trying to prop up the remainder of the building to keep it from completely collapsing.


  2. Rayna (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

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