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Richard Basciano, Owner of Building That Collapsed on Market Street, Dies at 91

Richard Basciano, who owned the building that collapsed on Market Street in 2013, died Monday night in New York City. He was 91 years old. Basciano’s name […]

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Jury Selection for Salvation Army Collapse Trial to Begin Today

Starting this morning, a judge and teams of lawyers will begin to winnow a pool of potential jurors in the Salvation Army building collapse case. […]

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Contractor Convicted in Building Collapse Case

This post has been updated to include quotes from District Attorney Seth Williams, Nancy Winkler and Jay Bryan, and Robert J. Mongeluzzi. The Common Pleas […]


Headlines: Richard Basciano Sells Off Large Chunk of Market Street West

It looks as though Richard Basciano, through a company called STB Investment Corp., is selling off his clutch of properties along Market Street West. Jacob […]


Did Richard Basciano Sell a Market East Parking Garage to Brandywine Realty Trust?

Two major names on the Philadelphia real estate scene (for very, very different reasons) may have just pulled off a a big time deal near […]


Lot Next to Future Market Street Collapse Memorial Could Become Parking Lot

The southeast corner of 22nd and Market was forever changed in June 2013 after a building collapsed onto the roof of the one-story Salvation Army […]


Contractor: Building Owner Was on Site at Time of Collapse

The owner of the former Hoagie City building at 22nd and Market was on site when it collapsed last year onto an adjacent Salvation Army […]


Morning Opinion: Nutter Is Dragging His Feet on the Building Collapse

We’re calling it opinion, but perhaps it’s more like fact. As Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky points out today, after the building collapse at 2140 […]


Morning Headlines: City Has Higher Standards for Its Own Demolition Projects

Philadelphia City Council’s special committee to investigate the building collapse at 22nd and Market has released its findings this morning — and it ain’t pretty. […]


Remember How We Told You That Basically Anyone Can Be a Demolition Contractor Because There Are So Few Requirements? Well, the One Requirement You ABSOLUTELY Need Is the One the Contractor on the 22nd and Market Job Didn’t Have. Of Course.

Insurer In 22nd and Market Building Collapse Says Coverage Void [Philly Post]

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Headlines: Is L&I Mismanaged? Plus, ANOTHER Collapse

As we reported, City Council hearings on the building collapse at 22nd and Market continued yesterday with a raft of testimony from former L&I personnel, […]


Go West, Young Building: Generic Rental Slabs Migrate Toward University City

In her most recent Changing Skyline column, Inga Saffron noted fully seven apartment towers that are being built or heightened between 20th and 38th streets […]

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Seeing Double: Another Hoagie City, This One Intact

One of the most iconic things about the Hoagie City building that collapsed last week–perhaps the only iconic thing about it–was its sign, the one […]


L&I Spokesperson Maura Kennedy Is One Smart Lady


Lawyer Who Battled Basciano: “His Pitch Was That He Was Working to Change Things.”

Attorney Steven Wigrizer and Richard Basciano will probably be crossing paths–again. Basciano is the owner of the building that collapsed and killed six people in […]