Sunday, June 21, 2009
4-story occupied building collapses in Brooklyn
From the NY Post:
A four-story building in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn that has a recent history of shaking collapsed this afternoon, injuring at least three people and leading to the evacuation of nearby buildings.
"It's completely destroyed," Alex Alamonte, 27, manager of the Associated Supermarket across the street from the building at 493 Myrtle Ave. near the intersection of Ryerson Street.
Alamonte said the brick building began falling apart, for no apparent reason, at about 2 p.m.
"It fully collapsed from one second to another. First a couple bricks fell down and then the whole front fell down. Floor by floor it went down," said Alamonte. "It's a pile of rubble except the back left corner . . . the back wall is still standing."
"It was like September 11. Out of nowhere the building just collapsed."
Photograph via haesun on Twitter