A petition on Change.org is seeking to set up a memorial and park for the victims of the deadly building collapse in Center City.
The petition asks city officials and the Salvation Army to fund a memorial at the site of the June 5 collapse at 22nd and Market streets. Six people were killed and 13 injured when a building being demolished toppled onto the adjacent thrift store.
"The memorial park would be a fitting way to acknowledge the disaster, to assure that it will never be forgotten and to remind the citizens of Philadelphia of the need for government oversight in building demolitions in order to protect public safety and human lives," says the petition, which was launched by Philadelphia city Treasurer Nancy Winkler. Winkler's 24-year-old daughter, Anne Bryan, died in the incident.
The petition continues: "A well designed park and memorial may provide healing for the many people touched by this horrific, entirely avoidable event."