Around 3:30 a.m. today, the building at 217 Court Street in Cobble Hill (which had a Stop Work Order in place) suffered a partial collapse. "It appears that they were doing some sort of construction in the building," said FDNY Deputy Chief Peter Leicht. "The rear of the building collapsed. The roof collapsed and some of the floors collapsed. They collapsed onto about the second floor." Leicht blamed the collapse on the unusually large amount of rain the area has received in recent days. The building was unoccupied but residents of the two neighboring buildings were evacuated as a precaution. According to WCBS TV, most, if not all, of the building will need to be demolished. Check out this Curbed post for a photo of the aftermath this morning.
Partial Roof Collapse Causes Evacuations In B'klyn [WCBS TV] GMAP
Partial Roof Collapse In Brooklyn, Nearby Buildings Evacuated [NY1]
Building Collapse at 217 Court Street
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