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July 22: Building collapse documents released but few departments appear at hearings | Temple tower tops off | South Star Lofts rising | Library tango

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We're not supposed to melt this week, but it's still humid. Keep an umbrella handy as we're expecting isolated thunderstorms

After initially resisting, the Nutter administration finally released city documents relating to the fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market on Friday. These include L&I records, Health reports on asbestos, and pertinent email correspondence. An Inquirer editorial supports the decision, but says the administration is still holding back.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections is among the departments that will not appear before the special City Council committee on demolition safety. The Inquirer reports that Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. remains frustrated by the administration’s limited participation in the hearings. Six departments submitted written testimony, while four were permitted to appear before the committee.

Philly is in a privately developed student-housing boom, and a new tower in the works at 11th and Montgomery at Temple University topped off last week, CBS3 reported. Antonio Fiol-Silva, principal at Wallace Roberts and Todd, designed the Wannamaker Plaza Tower being developed by the Goldenberg Group. The project is slated to open next fall, housing 832 students above 11,000 square feet of commercial space.

At the northeast corner of Broad and South Dranoff Properties’ SouthStar Lofts has started taking shape above ground, Naked Philly notes.

If you saw people dancing in the Parkway Central Free Library Branch on Saturday, that wasn’t the heat getting to you: it was a daylong celebration of tango, the Inquirer reports.

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