The second floor of a building collapsed Saturday after a party involving at least 50 people.
It happened at 135 S. 6th Street.
"It's unbelievable to see what happened here," said Nathan Brooks of River City Rentals.
A keg party and a collapsed floor later, the damage is now in the hands of Brooks, the property owner.
"To see a second floor - a second floor - cave in like that... It's a good thing it was a short fall, but at the same time it's very dangerous and it was a massive area that fell in. Obviously there was a lot of weight on it," Brooks said.
Through the hole in the collapsed floor you can see a foosball table, a stop light, kegs – one still untapped.
In the part of the room that's still standing, there's an unfinished game of beer pong and a stereo.
"You know, maybe if there's five of you living there, maybe have 10 people over at the most. I can't say that you can't have a party, but there comes a point where you have to realize what's ridiculous and what's not," Brooks said.
The tenants, who have only been renting the apartment since June, should have been using the room for storage or as a second entrance to their apartment, Brooks added.
The fallen floor only caused damage to one of Brooks' commercial spaces around back. It was being used for storage.
That part of the building is condemned.
Out front, Vitamin Studio Director Matt Duckett said he found out about the collapse from friends.
"I received a text that said, 'Did you hear about the collapse?' And, instantly I expect the worst," Duckett said.
Duckett said he's only heard from Brooks, his landlord, once about the incident.
Though he shares a wall with the destroyed storage space, he said he's still open for business.
The power to his studio will turn on as early as tomorrow, so he can resume art classes Wednesday, he said.
"It looks like the entire building is condemned. We're trying to maybe counteract that bright yellow sign with our scribbley sketch book signs,"
But those yellow signs will be a new fixture on two 6th street doors as long as part of the floor behind them no longer exists.
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