Thursday, May 1, 2014

Another Potential Headache for L&I

It's been a rough couple of years for Philadelphia's aging buildings, or perhaps people are just paying more attention to the city's poor communication and inefficient agencies. After last night's heavy rain, part of iCandy's 12th Street façade fell down.

It's not clear yet if L&I will be looking at the structural integrity of the entire building, the existing façade, or reviewing the nightclub's recent renovations.

The popular Gayborhood dance complex, once a theater, is a patchwork of rooms and floors tethered together throughout the decades including a third floor roof deck. It's not uncommon to see such an unusual complex anywhere in the city, but after several collapses and the recent fire at the Suit Corner, claiming a building is just as "unique" as any other existing structure may not be enough anymore.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That façade dates from about 1917 when the two buildings at 254-6 S 12th were joined together for the expansion of the Leoncavallo Restaurant. I hope it can be salvaged!