Law360 (July 1, 2021, 6:04 p.m. EDT) – An appeal board has improperly blocked a developer’s plan to demolish several historic but doomed buildings in downtown Pittsburgh and must reconsider whether demolishing a building requires blowing up three more to safety, a Commonwealth court ruled Thursday.
The three-judge panel said the Pittsburgh Appeal Board failed to address reports of engineers hired by Troiani Group who claimed that the unintentional demolition or collapse of a six-story building on First Avenue could drop debris on three other structures Troiani owns along Market Street and cause a chain reaction of damage, meaning all four buildings had to collapse ….
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