Crack Found in City Hall Tower

Philadelphia City Hall is cracking up again

After two decades of repairs, the scaffolding that surrounded Philadelphia City Hall for more than 20 years finally came down last month. But don’t get comfortable with seeing that building naked; she might need a little more work done.

A crack has been found in the tower of the largest municipal building in the United States.

Tours of the City Hall tower are being suspended while repairs are made, Managing Director Rich Negrin tells the Daily News.

Negrin says the crack was discovered when marble debris was found on the roof. He tells the Philadelphia Daily News that on Friday the city will start the monthlong process of fixing the crack.

Tours of City Hall, which is more than a century old, are going to continue. But officials say they won't go up to the tower for at least a week.

The problem was first reported earlier this week by Fox 29. Officials believe the crack may have been caused by the earthquake that struck the region earlier this month.


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