1010 WINS reports that a building at 1861 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan partially collapsed around 11:30 this morning. The building was under "renovation." No injuries were reported.
"There were work crews inside the building at the time of the collapse. Welders working on the first floor heard a rumble and saw dust and just ran for it, 1010 WINS Juliet Papa reported. No one was living in the building at the time, and all 12 workers have been accounted for."
Interesting thing is that the DOB website reports that the cause was "FAILURE TO CARRY OUT DEMO IN SAFE & PROPER MANNER," however, the permits applied for were alteration permits.
Not to worry...the DOB Command Team is on the case...
And one final thing: The person who owns the property is a Forest Hills developer, and this was a self-certified job.
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