Car Destroyed by Fallen Chunk of Concrete in Downtown St. Louis

Maria Keena (@kmoxmaria)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A car, parked on the street in front of 511 Olive in downtown St. Louis, was flattened this morning by a piece of concrete that fell off the top of the building.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s spokeswoman Maggie Crane tells KMOX that the building, while empty, had no current work permits from the city.

(Maria Keena/KMOX)

(Maria Keena/KMOX)

However, Crane says that doesn’t mean the owner, Brandonview LLC, can’t do maintenance or other work that would not require a permit.

The car, a Ford Focus, belonged to a downtown worker who was not in the vehicle when the chunk of concrete came off the building.

No injuries were reported, and the sidewalk around the building has been roped off.

(Maria Keena/KMOX)

(Maria Keena/KMOX)

KMOX is waiting to speak with St. Louis Building Inspector Frank Oswald to find out what action will be taken to assure no other hazards are posed for pedestrians or vehicles.

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