Last night around supper time, I heard fire trucks screaming past my window, but I didn't pay much attention. Later I heard the news: a couple of blocks away, a hotel's parking garage had collapsed. The second level fell onto the first, squashing 20 cars "flatter than pancakes!"
Tonight, I sat on the steps of City Hall to sketch the scene. The street is still blocked off, but the passers-by, police and city workers seemed relaxed and even cheerful. I think one thought is in everybody's mind: "At least nobody was hurt!"