Meridian Fire

The memorial to three Philadelphia firefighters - killed in the Meridian building fire 24 years ago. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

KYW Flashback: The Meridian High-Rise Fire

It’s been 24 years since that blaze erupted on the 22nd floor of the 38 story Meridian building.


(Hotel developer Brooke Lenfest, center, talks with City Council president Darrell Clarke, right, and others just before Council approved a tax break for his project.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Approves $33-Million Tax Break For Center City Hotel Project

Developer Brooke Lenfest (center of photo) wants to build two hotels — a “W” and an “Element” — on what is now a parking lot at 15th and Chestnut Streets.


(The memorial to the three Philadelphia firefighters killed in the Meridian high-rise fire, Feb. 23rd, 1991.)

20th Anniversary Of Tragic High-Rise Fire In Center City Philadelphia

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the worst fires in Philadelphia history.