Dirty water dripping on Center City pedestrians

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As workers repair the outside of the Centre Square skyscrapers, dirty water leaks onto the pedestrians below. Rikard Larma/METRO

Don’t wear your Sunday best downtown.

Dirty water is raining down on South 15th Street.

Workers are restoring the outside of Centre Square, two concrete skyscrapers at 15th and Market Streets, and spilling contaminated water onto pedestrians below.

“We don’t appreciate it,” said Glenn Miller, who sells hats, clothes and accessories just outside the scaffolding.

The water also sprays, reaching the subway station, the largest transportation hub in the city. And with construction underway on Dilworth Plaza, pedestrians are limited in their choice of walkways.

“Sometimes I have to put everything back in the bag, you know,” Miller said, pointing to brown puddles.

To restore the facade, workers are removing and replacing concrete pieces. The workers pressure wash loose dirt and gunk off the building. It mixes with the water and drips down onto the scaffolding and people below.

Centre Square security guard Harry Burkhardt said he’s been with the company since November, but has heard “They’ve been at it for a few years,” he said. He anticipates it taking a few more to finish.

REIT Management Property Manager Lisa Livingston did not return calls for comment.


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