One Riverside Groundbreaking Postponed ‘Out of Respect’ for Amtrak Tragedy
Developer Carl Dranoff was set to break ground on the One Riverside project at a ceremony scheduled for tonight at 25th and Locust. However, if it’s one thing we’ve learned from the tragic events of last night’s Amtrak train derailment, it’s that life can change in an instant. Dranoff Properties announced in an email that the groundbreaking ceremony for the luxury highrise on the Schuylkill River has been postponed “out of respect for all those affected by this tragedy.” No new date has been scheduled at the moment.
Here’s the entire statement:
“In light of the Amtrak derailment that occurred in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia last night, Dranoff Properties has decided – out of respect for all those affected by this tragedy – to postpone this evening’s scheduled One Riverside Groundbreaking reception. We continue to keep all, including our first responders, in our thoughts and prayers.”
Philly Mag’s Joel Mathis has the latest word on the derailment, including that investigators have recovered the train’s black box.
• Groundbreaking: Dranoff’s Luxurious One Riverside Sets the Date [Property]
• Derailed Train’s Black Box Is Found [Philly Mag]