Friday, March 6, 2009

2280 FDB Building Collapse

I really want Harlem Hybrid to be a forum for positivity, but I just couldn't ignore the cavalcade of sirens, helicopters and fire trucks that interrupted my daily yoga. Apparently the building next to the 2280 FDB construction site suffered a partial collapse as they were shoring up its southern retaining wall. It does appear there are people trapped underneath the debris on the first floor occupied by Pizzeria 1-2-3. More info as it becomes available. Here's some preliminary pix...


They had been pumping concrete up against the building to shore it up. But I guess the pressure for the retailing wall was too strong...

and it pushed it into Pizzeria 123.


Closeup of the damage.



Another prompt and professional response by the NYPD, FDNY and DOB. I hope everyone is ok.

5 comments:

uptownflavor said...

That is terrible! I hope everything works out. I have to follow this story.

Eddy said...

Great pix. Hope 123 doesn't close.

Miss Yaya said...

that's insane, i'm glad people got out fast

HarlemGal said...

I hope everyone is okay now. Your photos definitely gave us a complete sense of how serious of an accident. Thanks!

HarlemGal

Yojimbot said...

Thanks for your comments. Black cloud pass over this house!