Like clockwork, just hours after yesterday's post about the Curbed Building Collapse betting pool hit this space, another winner clocked in, this time in West Chelsea. Two tipsters report: a) "The folks with the big fire trucks seem to think that the old parking garage on 10th avenue and 25th street is about to go boom"; b) "10th Ave btw 24th and 25th sts. Tons of emergency responders. Emt said 'partial building collapse' looks like the new condo development on 10th Ave. Here's a pic (above)."
So is the culprit this time a rogue parking garage, or sleek new development 245 Tenth Avenue? And what's with the sky going white, like we're in Lost or something? So many questions.
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UPDATE: A tipster emails to clarify: "The following is what transpired: Yesterday a brick fell from the façade of the Parking Garage at 247 Tenth Avenue to the sidewalk. New York City Department of Buildings officials determined the cause was from a pre- existing condition involving facade cracking and displacement. The Parking Garage was cited with a violation and is erecting a sidewalk bridge on 5/3/07 for pedestrian and vehicle safety and to facilitate repair work. New York City Department of Building officials confirmed it was immediately apparent the building's structural problems were of a pre-existing nature and the building construction site adjacent to the Parking Garage in no way affected or contributed to the building's structural problems."