For more than three years, he has been the silent, elusive witness who was at the scene the morning the remains of one of his buildings on Market Street toppled, crushing an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store and killing six people inside.
By all accounts, Center City architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. was the key player in New York real estate speculator Richard Basciano's plan to raze his five run-down buildings in the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Market Street and remake them into an upscale residential-commercial complex called Gateway.
When Center City architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. testified last year in the criminal trial involving the deadly 2013 collapse that crushed a Salvation Army thrift store, he did so under a shield of immunity from prosecution. - Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer
Richard Stasiorowski was excited on the morning of June 5, 2013. He was in his sixth month as assistant manager of the Salvation Army thrift store in Center City and the store was getting a new cashier, Kimberly Finnegan. - Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer
The professional duty of an architect to protect the public was the focus of testimony Thursday as the civil trial in the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse continued before a Philadelphia jury. The lawyer for Salvation Army architect Jack Higgins challenged the opinions of architect and expert witness Walter E.
An architect and expert witness told a Philadelphia jury Tuesday that architects for the Salvation Army and New York real estate speculator Richard Basciano failed in their professional responsibility to protect the public in the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse.
An architect hired by the Salvation Army to document the condition of its Center City thrift store during demolition of an adjacent building testified Friday that he shredded his notes the week after the deadly June 5, 2013, collapse that destroyed the store.
It was called the Forum Theatre and from 1975 until 2012 it was synonymous with porn: Philadelphia's best-known and, ultimately, last "Triple X" adult movie house. Say the name fast and Forum almost sounds like porn.
By May 15, 2013, the roof was off the vacant four-story Hoagie City building and demolition workers had removed enough joists to create a cavernous two-story hole that was invisible from the ground. But at Salvation Army headquarters in West Nyack, N.Y., charity officials believed demolition had not yet begun.
The Salvation Army's retired second-in-command struggled Wednesday to explain to a Philadelphia civil jury why repeated warnings about the potential for an "uncontrolled collapse" were never passed down to workers in the charity's ill-fated Center City thrift store. - Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer
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