CITY TREASURER Nancy Winkler and her husband, Jay Bryan, are calling for a blue-ribbon panel of national safety and engineering experts to investigate the devastating June 5 Center City building collapse that claimed the life of their daughter, Anne Bryan.
The couple discussed the need for the panel yesterday at a news conference with their lawyer, Robert Mongeluzzi. They also announced that they had filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against several parties, including Richard Basciano and STB Investments Corp., which owned 2136-38 Market St., a haphazardly demolished property that collapsed onto a neighboring Salvation Army thrift shop.
Anne Bryan, 24, was donating clothes to the thrift shop when it was flattened by the falling debris. Five other people, including Bryan's friend, Mary Simpson, 24, were killed, and 13 others were injured.