It’s the kind of faÃ§ade mangling that could only happen to a fifties-mod office building: A reader sends pics showing damage to the front of the 1959-vintage Search Homeless Services headquarters at 2505 Fannin St. just north of McGowen in Midtown in the aftermath of last month’s vehicle-meets-building drive-up accident. The collision twisted one of the embedded steel columns along the sidewalk into a nonprofit-organization-logo-worthy S shape. Where’d the extra steel come from to allow that to happen? Look up, and you’ll see:
The accident appears to have pulled the column down through the hollow blocks that make up the upper story faÃ§ade. Below the top-story balcony (visible at the top of the above photo) , it appears the column drop knocked a few of the blocks looseÂ and off the building.
The change in column color at street level marks where the change from embedded to freestanding column used to be:
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Photos: David Hollas