Less than five months from now will mark the one-year anniversary of the 22nd and Market streets building collapse, and one group has not forgotten. Their idea for an on-site memorial park may take some time to materialize, but for now they’re pushing for an interim memorial prior to the anniversary of the June 5th disaster.
An online petition for a memorial park has garnered 6,000 signatures since September. The petition’s creator, city treasurer Nancy Winkler, is one among a 15-member panel pressing for the memorial. The group consists of family members of the victims, as well as local leaders. Winkler is the mother of Anne Bryan, one of the six victims who perished in the disaster. Mayor Nutter has voiced his support and provided a liaison for the group.
Proposal for memorial at site of building collapse advances [the Inquirer]
Meanwhile, headlines elsewhere…
• Marketplace Design Center gets new buyer [Philadelphia Business Journal]
• City should fold on second casino [the Inquirer]
• $145M in federal Sandy funds en route to N.J. homeowners [NewsWorks]
• CityCoHo: ‘green’ coworking space hosts eco-friendly companies [Technical.ly Philly]