Civic Center Roof Collapse, 1978

A firefighter, accompanied by a lone individual, walk the barren streets outside the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="hpu18" title="XL Center" href="/topic/arts-culture/xl-center-hpu18.topic">Hartford Civic Center</a> after the roof collapsed on the evening of Jan. 18, 1978.  The collapse, which occured hours after a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HOS69" title="University of Connecticut Men's Basketball Program" href="/topic/sports/basketball/university-of-connecticut-mens-basketball-program-HOS69.topic">UConn men's basketball</a> game, amazingly left no injuries.

( TONY BACEWICZ / HARTFORD COURANT / January 21, 1978 )

A firefighter, accompanied by a lone individual, walk the barren streets outside the Hartford Civic Center after the roof collapsed on the evening of Jan. 18, 1978. The collapse, which occured hours after a UConn men's basketball game, amazingly left no injuries.

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