100 residents evacuated after Lindley Tower partially collapses in Logan, officials say

Another building collapse in Philadelphia prompted an evacuation and emergency response Wednesday morning.

Crews responded after the 7th floor of the Lindley Towers building partially collapsed on the 1300 block of Lindley Avenue.

SkyFOX was live over the scene, where the facade of the building crumbled onto the sidewalk. Piles of bricks could be seen down below on Camac Street.


About 100 residents were reportedly evacuated from the building, a 7-story multi-family dwelling. No injuries have been reported.

American Red Cross officials says they will also be opening a shelter for displaced residents at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The shelter will be open at Samuel Fels High School, located at 5500 Langdon Street. The gym entrance of the school will be accessible to residents and their pets.

The City of Philadelphia has issued unsafe violations and ordered an engineer to evaluate the building's exterior and the immediate installation of overhead protection at all entrances and exits, according to officials. 

The building will not be re-occupied until the city "has assurances from the engineer that it is safe." A cause for the collapse has not yet been released.

This is the second building collapse to occur in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and the third this week.