The Regal Plating Building on Chestnut Street in the Jewelry District around 1:15pm today.
At this time, I have no explanation for why this is happening.
Word from the Planning Department is that this building was not in any way protected and went through the proper channels to be removed. Why it was not part of the ICBD, I don’t know.
The DEM will be involved in remediation of pollution on site. The fact that it is so heavily polluted makes me glad that there was a guy standing on site pointing a garden hose randomly in the general direction of the demolition as I walked by. You know, to pretend to keep down the toxic dust.
Later the site will likely get a nice asphault cap which will be perfect for cars. Should make for a good landuse along the streetcar line.