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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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Building Collapse Kills Local Historian

March 31, 2008
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Building Collapse Kills Local Historian

| Image by Frank Klein A city-owned rowhouse collapsed yesterday, killing an amateur historian who was attempting to renovate it. The tragedy again raises questions about the city’s monitoring and policing of building permits and its own huge stock of vacant buildings, which have been collapsing at an alarming rate for years. Alvin Kirby...
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