PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia's mayor has pledged $300,000 in city funds toward a planned memorial park for six victims of a downtown building collapse.
Mayor Michael Nutter's announcement Friday came two years after a building under demolition collapsed onto a smaller Salvation Army store, killing workers and shoppers trapped inside.
Two demolition contractors are charged with murder. It's unclear if anyone else will be charged.
Wrongful-death lawsuits filed in the case allege the building was on the verge of collapse for days.
Organizers of the park say they now have nearly $1 million toward their $1.3 million goal.
The victims included an art student and her friend, a cashier working her first shift and a mother of nine from Sierra Leone. Thirteen other people were injured.