Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow-Packed Awning Crashes to Sidewalk in front of Chinatown Bakery

When an awning falls in Chinatown, does anybody hear? People in the second floor dining room at Carnegie Center heard a crash. One Carnegie member recalled that he was watching a movie in the dining area at the time; he's pretty sure it was Christmas Eve.

It was not until he and others went outside later that they realized that the awning over the bakery on Main St. (next to the Royal Bank at Main & Hastings) had fallen to the sidewalk. It appeared to have collapsed under the weight of the snow.

The above photo shows the holes left after the bolts gave way and the awning fell.

As of this evening, the awning was still lying on the sidewalk. It's filled with water, after last night's rain.