A stone panel from the 9th floor of the vacant 10-story 3400 Montrose office building crashed to the sidewalk over the weekend, according to a reader report. “Was at Starbucks [Saturday] morning and all was good. An hour later things had fallen apart,” Swamplot’s informant writes. One of the submitted photos shows a policeman looking up at the jumping-off point: a now blank dark space where a panel had been mounted, in the top left corner of the building’s Montrose Blvd. facade.
3400 Montrose’s top floor is the former location of Scott Gertner’s Skybar, which bailed out last summer over complaints about the building’s safety and deferred maintenance. By this past January, stickers declaring the building unsafe had been posted on the front door. According to county tax records, the building’s ownership changed on September 15th.
- Previously on Swamplot: Everybody Out: The Ghost Town at 3400 Montrose, Comment of the Day: A 3400 Montrose Blvd. Inspection Report, Why Scott Gertner’s Skybar Is Leaving the Montrose Sky, Scott Gertner’s Skybar Closing, May Take the Whole Building with It
Photos: Swamplot inbox