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BREAKING CurbedWire: Atlantic Yards Demolitions Halted

PROSPECT HEIGHTS—Reverberations from yesterday's parapet collapse at Ward Bakery on the Atlantic Yards site continue. The Empire State Development Corp. will "temporarily halt" demolitions for the project until yesterday's problem is investigated. The collapse, the ESDC says, "requires a reassurance to the community of the buildings’ soundness before work can proceed at the site." [CurbedWire Inbox]

UPDATE: A mildly bitter midafternoon update from DDDB: "It is now about 3pm, and despite the ESDC's announcement at 11am today that they were suspending all demolition and abatement activities on buildings owned by Ratner on the Atlantic Yards site, demolition continues apace at 191, 193 Flatbush Avenue near 5th Avenue. Suspend means suspend, no?" [DDDB]