Tragedy was avoided on Tuesday in New Orleans when a balcony on Royal St. suddenly collapsed. Fortunately, there were no pedestrians under or residents on the balcony when it collapsed. Facebook user (and friend of ours) Jeremy Boykin documented the damage to the building.

After further examination from a better angle, it was observed that not only the balcony gave way, but also the second floor exterior wall of the building. The scene could have been much different had the collapse occurred during Halloween festivities. The investigation into the cause of the collapse continues.