A building near East 36th Street and Lexington Avenue partially collapsed Monday afternoon, delaying 4, 5 and 6 train service, officials said.
The building, at 133 E. 36th Street, is a five-story brick building that appears to be under construction, according to city building department records. An external wall collapsed at about 3 p.m. but no injuries have been reported, the fire department said.
East side building partially collapses
Hmmm...maybe DOB shouldn't issue a permit to combine 3 apartments into 1 if they aren't sure the structure can handle it...