Morning Headlines: Queen Lane Apartments Getting Cleared Out For Demolition

The building has a a projected October date for its implosion.

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Don’t worry, months of waiting are almost over (but not quite yet)!

PlanPhilly’s Aaron Moselle reports the demolition prepping for the Queen Lane Apartments is still coming along, and that, although an official date has not been set, an October implosion might be in order once the city gives its approval to the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

So why exactly is demo preparation for the sixteen-story building taking so long? Well, it’s a painstaking process to say the least: “Crews have to remove all appliances, cabinetry, debris and other materials from every floor.” (Emphasis mine.) Yikes. Also, let’s not forget it was put on hold when a discovered burial ground was discovered on the property.

Once the building is taken down, a 55-unit building will take its place.

Crews clearing way for impending Queen Lane Apartments implosion [PlanPhilly]

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