The weeklies have more info on the Jamaica building collapse that happened last week:
Peter Min, owner of an eyeglass store several doors away, heard the collapse on Thursday.
Min was originally told his business and three others would be razed because the adjacent foundation was compromised.
Construction Causes Wall Collapse
It is still unclear if the businesses will be torn down.
The Department of Buildings determined that currently only the furniture store –– already damaged from the collapse –– would be demolished.
A spokeswoman for the buildings department said an emergency declaration was issued to knock down the furniture store and stabilize the foundation that was being excavated.
Two garages on 146th Street may also be bulldozed if engineers determine they can’t be salvaged.
Storeowners Must Evacuate Before Emergency Demolition
Wall collapse closes six Jamaica businesses
City demolishes Jamaica store after mishap
Photo from Queens Chronicle