Demolition, construction begins at Morris Heights building days after partial collapse

Construction began Thursday at the partially collapsed Morris Heights building on 1915 Billingsley Terrace.
Residents of the building were spotted being escorted into the building to receive their belongings from their homes, and cleanup and construction efforts are underway at the partially collapsed building.
The DOB anticipates construction will take several days. Before allowing tenants back into their homes, the owner will have to ensure safety measures are put in place including heat and hot water, fixing broken locks and sealing off the damaged section of the building.
Until then, tenants have been in placed in hotels throughout the boroughs. Council Member Pierina Sanchez says elected officials are waiting to hear back from NYC Housing Preservation and Development to negotiate short-term and long-term solutions while demolition continues.
If you are one of these individuals who cannot retrieve their belongings, you can visit Bronx Community College or call 877-RED-CROSS for support.