Balcony collapse Chicago 29/06/2003
Chicago balcony collapse kills 12
Twelve people were killed in the US city of Chicago when a second-floor balcony collapsed during a party in an apartment building, authorities have confirmed.
I thought I'd die, says balcony collapse woman
A woman who survived a the collapse of a balcony in which at least 12 people died said she heard wood splitting just before she fell.
Chicago Porch Collapse
Friends of victims sit on a curb outside an alley, after an overloaded third-floor porch of an apartment building collapsed during a party early Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Chicago, sending people and debris crashing to the ground. Twelve young people were killed and as many as 57 others were injured.
2003 Lincoln Park porch collapse kills 13
On June 29, 2003, a third-level porch behind an apartment building at 713 W. Wrightwood Ave. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago collapsed under the weight of an estimated 114 people, killing 13 and injuring more than 50.
Chicago Balcony Collapse – 2003
Chicago, the windy city, is bitingly cold in winter but breezes from Lake Michigan are very welcome in the heat of summer. Much of the city was built in the 19th century, before the days of air-conditioning, and apartment blocks were usually built with balconies. Unlike New York’s famous metal fire escapes, the Chicago versions were generally built of wood.