Philadelphia to Announce Plans for Deadly Collapse Site

PHILADELPHIA – (WPVI) — The families of six people killed in a Philadelphia building collapse will soon learn whether the site will become a memorial park.

Mayor Michael Nutter is set to announce plans for the downtown corner lot at a news conference Thursday.

City Treasurer Nancy Winkler has led the drive to build a park to honor the victims, including her 24-year-old daughter, Anne Bryan.

Two demolition contractors are charged in the June 5 deaths inside a Salvation Army thrift store. More than a dozen others were injured.

Prosecutors say the contractors were skirting safety rules when they demolished a building next door, leading a huge brick wall to collapse on the thrift store.

Winkler has said her daughter was dropping off clothes when she was killed.

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