Mark Byrnes is a former senior associate editor at CityLab who writes about design and architecture.
The latest images from Philadelphia, where Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment has left at least six dead and dozens injured.
The cause of Tuesday night’s Amtrak passenger train derailment in north Philadelphia is still unknown. Dozens were injured and six killed among the 243 passengers and crew who were on board Northeast Regional Train 188, which was traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York City.
NTSB officials arrived at the scene this morning. Hundreds of police and firefighters were at the crash site late last night along with dozens of F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security officials, according to the New York Times.
Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia is suspended today. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says it’s likely service will remain suspended the rest of the week. Having just returned from the crash site, the mayor told reporters late last night, “[i]t is an absolute disastrous mess. I have never seen anything like this in my life.”