Photo: Bradley Maule
It was chaos this morning and afternoon after two buildings collapsed at 22nd and Market. There were dozens of bystanders, throngs of reporters, first responders and subsequent teams of police and firefighters who simply stood on top of what used to be a building and removed the rubble, brick by brick. Through it all strode Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, and later, Mayor Michael Nutter, who gave a press conference that was broadcast on CNN. Here are some photos from the long day.
Photo: B. Krist for GPTMC
Bradley Maule, the new co-editor of Hidden City Daily–the hands-down best blog about Philadelphia’s built environment–lived in Portland, Oregon, for three and half years and liked it quite a bit. But the former editor and founder of Philly Skyline–another terrific blog about Philly’s built environment–felt something was missing, so he’s returned to Philly. To introduce himself to Hidden City’s audience, Maule wrote a piece titled “I Like To Be Here When I Can,” in which he explained his decision to return.