February 17, 2015
A West Philadelphia building that was coated in ice as the result of firefighters putting out a blaze last week, was torn down Monday.
Firefighters responded to the blaze Feb. 16 at the vacant Locust Medical Center on the 200 block of S. 52nd St. With the temperature outside at three degrees and a wind chill factor of 16-below, water used to dose the flames quickly froze.
The building, 6ABC reports, has been ruled "imminently dangerous" by L&I, who ordered its demolition.
NBC Philadelphia reporter Vince Lattanzio tweeted a photo of the aftermath next to a photo of the building, which became known as the "Ice Palace."