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On 5th anniversary, memorial park to be dedicated at Salvation Army store collapse site

June 5, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Five years ago, on June 5, 2013, a bright, beautiful Wednesday morning, a three-to-four-story wall of a building being demolished collapsed onto the adjacent one-story Salvation Army thrift shop in Center City, killing six people and injuring 13. One of the injured died three weeks later, bringing the death toll to seven.

At 11 this morning — another lovely June morning and the fifth anniversary of the tragic collapse — a memorial park will be dedicated at the collapse site, 22nd and Market Streets. Mayor Kenney and others are expected to speak.

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