PITTSBURGH, PA (February 9, 2021) East Carson Street between 10th and 12th Streets and the first blocks of 11th Street off East Carson in both directions will remain closed until tomorrow for building demolition following a 4-alarm fire and building collapse yesterday.
The Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections condemned the unsafe structure and the remainder of the building will be demolished today. Demolition will begin this evening after the building's gas utility service lines located under East Carson Street are severed. Demolition and debris removal is expected to continue overnight.
The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure has issued the following traffic detours throughout the closure: motorists may utilize South 10th Street to Muriel Street to South 13th Street or vice versa; trucks MUST use the alternative truck route on Arlington Avenue to South 18th Street or vice versa.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.