Duct Tape Keeping Repairs In Place On Wilkes-Barre Building

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WILKES-BARRE — Until permanent repairs are made, crews are using duct tape on a crumbling facade in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Newswatch 16 found contractors inspecting the building on the corner of West Market and South Franklin Streets.

The owner says permanent repairs should be complete by the end of this weekend.

The sidewalk below the damaged building is still blocked off in Wilkes-Barre.


  • PNGordon

    The blocks on that building look like they are masonry blocks, but I highly doubt they are what they look like to the layman’s eye. I think the facade of that building was built to just look like masonry, but in all
    actuality it was built with much lighter materials……..otherwise, those guys are just DUMB !!

  • Debra Giuliano

    Well….they did use duct tape to keep helicopters in Vietnam together until safety….but buildings….only in WB!

  • Teresa Allen

    30 yrs ago when NJ car inspection was very strict my cousin got her rusty Pinto thru inspection by duct taping all the rust spots!

  • Robert Drury

    Being a big rig driver, about 14 years ago, another 18 wheeler hit the front of my truck while I was in New Jersey. My front hood was broken and the right side fender was hanging loose. The lights still worked but would not point up because of the broken bracket. I had to take the truck back to DeMoines Iowa for repairs. Went to a local hardware store and found some 200 miles an hour duct tape. Put the broken parts together like a jig saw puzzle and taped them together. All the way to Iowa everything held together. Two thumbs up for DUCT TAPE!!!!

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