French Quarter building collapses Wednesday afternoon

Advocate staff photo by Danny Monteverde -- The remainder of the facade of a French Quarter building that partially collapsed Tuesday night came down Wednesday afternoon as city and fire officials worked to stabilize it.

Virtually all of a French Quarter building, more than 200 years old and considered an important architectural feat when it was built, collapsed Wednesday in a spectacular cascade of dust, dirt and debris as officials tried to stabilize it after a portion had tumbled to the street below a day earlier. By late afternoon, an excavator… Continue reading →

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