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Building Partially Collapses in Williamsburg

FDNY responded to the collapse. (Citizen)

April 10, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

The exterior wall of a building collapsed this morning in Williamsburg following an accident during the building’s demolition.

The wall of the two-story light manufacturing building, located on Wythe Avenue between North 13th and North 14th Streets, fell around 8:40 a.m. after a construction vehicle reportedly struck the side of the building.

Bricks on the wall came loose, falling onto surrounding scaffolding, knocking it to the ground where it and the bricks landed on several parked cars. No one was hurt in the incident, FDNY said.

The collapse comes just months after a partial stop work order was issued on the property in January for failure to “safeguard all persons and properties.” A $1,500 violation fee is still outstanding, according to DOB records.

The building’s owner, Double U Real Estate, filed for a demolition permit for the two-story building back in 2017. A 28,500 square foot, one-story building is set to go up in its place.

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