Pa. Panel Revives Demolition Plan For Pittsburgh Block

Law360 (July 1, 2021, 6:04 PM EDT) -- An appeals board improperly blocked a developer's plan to demolish several historic but condemned buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh and must reconsider if taking down one building safely requires blowing up three others, a Commonwealth Court panel ruled Thursday.

The three-judge panel said the Pittsburgh Board of Appeals didn't address reports from engineers hired by Troiani Group that claimed the demolition or unintended collapse of a six-story building on First Avenue might cause debris to fall onto three other structures Troiani owns along Market Street and cause a chain reaction of damage, meaning that all four buildings needed to come down....

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