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Memorial park planned at site of Philadelphia building collapse

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2014 1:59 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- The site of a building collapse that killed six people in downtown Philadelphia will be turned into a memorial park. 

Mayor Michael Nutter says the Salvation Army is donating the corner lot for the project. 

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 with murder in the June 5th 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.  

Organizers hope to raise funds for the park in time for the anniversary in June.

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