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Building Collapse at Williamsburg Construction Site Injures Workers

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A building collapse at 36 Conselyea Street in Williamsburg?where a four-story, nine-unit apartment building is under construction?has injured at least four workers, one seriously, WABC reports. The building is between Union and Lorimer Avenues. Building permits list architect Alfred Menziuso of Grasso Menziuso Architects as the project's designer. The WABC story says the building has reached three stories. Adding a bit of confusion, Fox is reporting that the collapse was at 31 Conselyea Street. More to come. Meanwhile, Brownstoner has word of a partial building collapse at 212 Ralph Avenue in Bed-Stuy.
· Four workers hurt in Brooklyn building collapse [WABC]

2:41pm UPDATE: A tipster sent in the photo above, adding, "There are/were two buildings being worked on side-by-side. One looks to have collapsed. It's not 31, this is across the street from 31."

3:17pm: Gothamist notes that there was a building collapse complaint recorded with the Department of Buildings for 34 Conselyea earlier today, and that there was a February 4 complaint about 36 Conselyea being in danger of collapse.

3:20pm: A Curbed operative on the scene reports: "Heavy media/fdny presence including an FDNY command post tent. All calm and sullen, no frantic searching. Big time wreckage. Lot is next door to an under renovation building."

3:26pm: Our operative describes the scene: "Extremely old school Williamsburg block with multiple construction sites. Lots of old people staring out of windows."

3:32pm: "Fireman says mud probably had something to do with it giving way, and there's plenty of mud. DOB heavy on the scene, TV cameras start interviewing passersby looking to vent about shoddy construction."

4:01pm: Updated with new photo from the scene.

4:30pm: City Room reports that the collapse of 34 Conselyea has "critically" injured one worker. The house, next to the big soggy construction pit at 36 Conselyea, is receiving "a vertical addition of one story and a penthouse," according to permits, with five units overall. The architect on file is Hernan Galvis of G-Ateliers, whose work we just had a look at over on Metropolitan Avenue. The DOB, City Room reports, "would seek to speak with the general contractor, China Perfect Construction Corp., and the engineer on the project, Anthony Gennaro, who is based in Manalapan, N.J."

Here's how 34 Conselyea looked pre-renovation and, er, fully stable. Dickchicken can thank us later for the product placement: