Still no progress on collapsed building at 118 Madison
On July 5, I posted In a Real City addressing the 3 month closing of Madison Avenue in the heart of Downtown.
[stextbox id=”grey” caption=”Excerpt from In a Real City, posted 7/5/2011″]Late in March of this year, the Commercial Appeal reported the roof collapsed at 118 Madison, a 4-story Downtown building, between Main and Second. Due to potential dangers from the structure, the Fire Department closed the street. Two months later, in early June, Center City Commission President Paul Morris caught some criticism for saying that a “real city” would not let a collapsed building block the Downtown Trolley for more than two months.[/stextbox]
This is a 7/5/11 photo taken of the progress of repairs on 118 Madison.
To the casual observer, little, if any, progress has been made in the last month. Continue reading