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VOL.3, NO. 56 Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1913
IG CAVE-IN ON RANDOLPH STREET
NEXT TO MARSHALL FIELD STORE
Not Caused by Bursting Water Main Breakneck Speed
to Get Building Open, and Use of Steel Sheeting In
stead of Concrete Retaining Wall Did the
Work Other Buildings in Danger.
Civil engineers are working desperately to avert a collapse of the
street in Wabash, avenue, in front of the new Marshall Field building, fol
lowing the sinking in front of the building on the Randolph street side.
jt City officials and representatives of the Marshall Field estate are al
x most ready to admit the charge of carelessness which rests on them fol
lowine' the wreck of the street.
iffi Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Joseph Kostner openly charged
that the blame rested on those who were connected with the construction
of the building.
Building Conimissioner Henry Ericcson, whose duty it is to see that
all buildings are on solid foundations, was busily engaged this morning in
sidetracking the charge that has been leveled at his head by those who
examined the cave-in.
The street collapsed last night shortly after ten o'clock .and left a
hole from Wabash avenue west to the alley about 10 feet deep. The car
tracks were almost submerged. .The presence of mind of a motorman who
was piloting a car over the street when the accident occurred prevented a
Immediately the story was-given out that the sinking was caused by
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