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Millville NJ’s Levoy Theatre collapsed yesterday

Howard Haas shares the sad news of the collapse yesterday of long closed Levoy Theatre in Millville, NJ while undergoing renovations
http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2011/01/levoy_theater_reduced_to_rubbl.html
More history here
http://www.levoy.org/history/index.html

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  1. wayne zimmerman

    I don’t know the degree to which “renovations” were being made but, according to the article, “all original wood and most of the original steel” had been removed. Also that “trusses from the interior had been donated to a local mill” and “historic bricks” to be donated.
    Now let’s review: Wood, steel, interior trusses gone, bricks to be donated. Hmmm……. ????
    Is there any logical reason why this structure should not have collapsed???

  2. Kathy McLeister

    Another news story about the collapse can be found here
    http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20110104/NEWS01/101040311/LEVOY-COLLAPSES

  3. Emma Andrews

    When you dig below the foundation and find NJ “sugar sand” a silica like sand, you should know that there is nothing to hold up the walls.

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