Cleanup has begun after a tons of brick and mortar fell nine stories onto East 6th Street in downtown Cleveland Monday.
A portion of the old National City Bank building buckled just after 4 p.m. onto East Sixth Street, near Vincent Avenue.
A minivan squarely below the facade was totally demolished, but not a single injury was reported just as the busy Monday rush hour began in the city’s business district.
A father and four boys parked the van there for dinner and to see the Cavaliers play. They said, if they had parked there 10 minutes earlier, they would have been hit by the falling debris.
“As far as we know, the building is up to code, but we just moved in this past January,” said Jeff Crossman, spokesman for the managing company that operates the building.
The building is currently unoccupied, but plans are in the works to turn it into a mixed use facility.
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