Demolition For Collapsed Davenport Apartment Building

  • The government of Davenport, Iowa, is making arrangements to demolish what remains of a six story-building that suffered a partial collapse in late May.
  • Online reports say city officials determined the remaining part of the apartment building is structurally unsound and even former residents should not be allowed back inside. A demolition process could start as soon as Tuesday, May 30, according to an incident report posted to the City of Davenport website.
  • A Davenport government spokesperson quoted by the Des Moines Register newspaper says local officials have concluded a search for people in the rubble caused when a portion of one wall of the building collapses. The building is described as being in the downtown area.
  • The newspaper says no deaths have been reported from the incident, which took place Sunday, May  28, but one person was taken to a hospital for treatment. The building reportedly has about 80 residential and four commercial units in total.
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