Thursday, November 27, 2008
Johnstown’s city manager says he will be choosing a company to teardown the Washington Street parking garage Friday. Portions of the garage are second and third floors collapsed early Tuesday. No one was hurt but there were about 20 cars inside the structure. Beginnings Inc. and Blaine Boring’s Chocolates remain closed because of their proximity to the unstable structure. The demolition project is expected to take about a month. The top three floors of the garage have been closed since 2003 when inspectors found sagging floors and failing concrete.