Section of East 6th Street reopens after building facade collaps - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Section of East 6th Street reopens after building facade collapse

Truck destroyed after partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland (Source: Andrew DiMarco) Truck destroyed after partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland (Source: Andrew DiMarco)
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A two-block stretch of East 6th Street in downtown Cleveland has reopened a little more than a week after a  masonry facade on the old Garfield Building collapsed.

The Department of Building and Housing made the announcement Wednesday morning. 

Officials say the appropriate safety measures have been put in place to allow southbound traffic on East 6th Street from Superior Avenue to Euclid Avenue. A sidewalk scaffolding has also been raised on the west side of East 6th Street to allow pedestrians to access businesses, while all necessary work on the building is completed. 

Contractors meantime, have begun operations to secure the parapet wall of the 1965 East 6th Street structure.

The street had been closed since last Monday when bricks fell from the building during evening rush hour. 

The building is not currently occupied.

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