No reported injuries in Bay Street Mall temporary facade collapse

Published On April 7, 2016 | By Bobby Lee | News, News & Commentary

Wind was said to be a factor in a large temporary facade collapse at the former Pottery Barn space at Bay Street Mall this afternoon. There were no reported injuries.

A neighbor captured the wobbling of the facade prior to its collapse.

Witnesses reported seeing the plywood facade peeling back from the building’s exterior of the under construction space adjacent to Banana Republic. An unidentified bystander told The E’ville Eye that the temporary facade was not fully enclosed, allowing the wind to catch the scaffolding on its southern side.

This is the second known retail construction accident the Mall. On October 27, 2013, a temporary facade fell in front of Forever 21 during a windy storm.

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No injuries nor other property damage was reported. The accident took place approximately 4pm and Bay Street remained partially shut down, but was expected to be restored by the end of the day.

Since this is breaking news, we will update this post as new information becomes available. Note that this was originally posted as “Scaffolding” but was corrected to facade.

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is a Bay Area native who’s lived in the Christie Core Neighborhood since 2010, Bobby enjoys exploring the far corners of our region, trying the newest restaurants in the area, or relaxing to 80's era television sitcoms and game shows. For the past six years, he's hosted a web video series called 2 Minute Finance teaching basic money management and consumer education.

2 Responses to No reported injuries in Bay Street Mall temporary facade collapse

  1. Wesley Moy says:

    Even without any wind, the structure looked very flimsy. The entire structure would wobble while the workers assembled it. I took a very short video with my phone earlier in the day: https://youtu.be/MI_OGdeq3Y8

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