The neon orange notice on the front door of the Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street - declaring "repair or demolish" - set off alarm bells for preservationists.
Was the city going to bring down the bedraggled, yet beloved, historic hotel?
Fear not, said Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger.
It's all just an attempt by the city's Department of Licenses and Inspection to make the building more secure.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's fire at the abandoned and blighted Divine Lorraine, L&I is sealing off the building to discourage vandals.
Greenberger said Friday that after the fire, officials from the Fire Department and L&I examined the building and found many places where intruders could get inside.