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Collapse Update

February 25, 2010
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We were wondering how many building collapses resulted from the big snows of a couple of weeks back, so we asked. Cheron Porter, director of communications for Baltimore Housing, e-mailed today with the official count: There were no complete building collapses as a result of the storm. In 14 cases we responded to the...
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UPDATE: CSX train collision with commercial truck caused derailment, explosion

May 28, 2013
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UPDATE: CSX train collision with commercial truck caused derailment, explosion

A CSX freight train collided with a tractor trailer truck Tuesday afternoon, derailing the 15 car train, which, according to CSX, was carrying sodium chlorate, lumber, and printing paper. The derailment was followed by a massive explosion that could be felt as far away as Canton (videos of the explosion can be seen here...
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Train derailment in Rosedale causes building collapses and road closures

May 28, 2013
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Train derailment in Rosedale causes building collapses and road closures

The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department Twitter feeds are reporting that “Several buildings collapsed at site of train derailment” and explosion at 7500 block of Lake Drive in Rosedale. Residents in the area and Essex say an explosion after the initial derailment felt like an earthquake. As emergency responders try to reach the...
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The Cost of Vacant Houses, Collapses and Demolition

December 9, 2011
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The Cost of Vacant Houses, Collapses and Demolition

The Baltimore Sun‘s Jamie Smith Hopkins, citing this GAO report (pdf download), says Baltimore would need to spend about $180 million to demolish all its dangerous vacant buildings and clear the lots: Officials in Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago, in particular, stated that the resources required to demolish the large number of long-term vacant properties...
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Collapse: 2200 Bryant Ave.

January 27, 2010
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Collapse: 2200 Bryant Ave.

2200 Bryant Ave. | Image by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (HT Alexander Mitchell, who supplied the photograph) Neighbors say the city began demolishing this house several weeks ago, but stopped, supposedly to wait for gas and electric service to be cut off. This morning they heard a crash as the building collapsed amid 50...
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David Simon to Gregg Bernstein: Take Responsibility For Those Murders

June 20, 2012
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David Simon to Gregg Bernstein: Take Responsibility For Those Murders

David Simon has a must-read post on his blog about a statistic seldom discussed these days. The number in question: 70. That’s the number of people Baltimore prosecutors charged with murder in 2011–a year when there were 198 murders overall. That’s bad, but it’s especially important because it’s much worse that the years prior,...
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Former Housing Commissioner’s Redevelopment Project Spitting Bricks

February 2, 2010
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Former Housing Commissioner’s Redevelopment Project Spitting Bricks

Bricks are heavy | Image by Photos by Edward Erison Jr. A long-planned redevelopment project in Upper Fells Point hit what may be another obstacle last week when city housing officials posted an “emergency condemnation and demolition notice” on the building. Yellow caution tape adorned the sidewalk near the front door of 1621 Bank...
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Engels at the “Brookings Institute”

March 30, 2009
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Engels at the “Brookings Institute”

David Harvey Famed CUNY (and former Johns Hopkins University) geographer David Harvey’s Marxist approach to social theory and urban policy has weathered four decades of criticism and refutation. That, presumably, is why he was chosen to give the opening lecture of the City From Below conference, this past weekend’s gathering of activists and grass-roots...
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Property Investor Gets Jail Time for Building Without Proper Permits

January 14, 2009
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Chalk one up, we guess, for law and order on the collapse front. First District City Councilman James Kraft sent us a press release crowing about the 30-day jail stint awarded to Sandford Kreisler, a Manassas, Va.-based, erm, “property investor” who failed to appear for a court date stemming from a case involving a...
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