Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Bricks fell off this North Avenue building to the sidewalk below, directly across from the city's main train station. The top of the parapet on the left collapsed and the building's condition led Emergency Management Coordinator Sheldon Green to call for its demolition.
The building was already marked by firefighters years ago as unsafe to enter (note the square symbol).
Green said the building is privately owned, the owner may have just walked away from it as it became too expensive to repair. The sidewalk has recently been blocked as portions of a marquee came loose.