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Salvation Army collapse site will become a memorial park

Friends and family united in song as they gather by the collapse site for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night. Credit: Charles Mostoller Friends and family united in song as they gather by the collapse site for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night. Credit: Charles Mostoller

The site of last June's deadly Center City building collapse, that killed six and hurt 13, will now become a memorial park, Mayor Michael Nutter announced this afternoon at City Hall.

Fundraising for a memorial park started several months ago after a petition was started by Nancy Winkler, city treasurer and mother of Anne Bryan, 24, who was shopping at the Salvation Army and died in the collapse. The Salvation Army agreed to give up the property for the proposed park.

Two contractors have been charged in the Salvation Army deaths.

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