By: Jennifer M. Horn
The Philadelphia Inquirer posted an interesting article about what would have happened if the 5.8 earthquake that struck the east cost on August 24, 2011 had been closer to the city. According to the article, Philadelphia would not have been in good shape, as “[building] codes were less stringent before the mid-20th century, when many of the city’s signature redbrick homes were built.”
Please read the full article to learn more about how prepared Philadelphia’s building are in the event of an earthquake.
Jennifer M. Horn is Senior Counsel at Cohen Seglias and a member of the Construction Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of construction litigation and real estate.