Partial building collapse sends bricks onto sidewalk, nearby buildings in Morris Heights

A building in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx partially collapsed and sent bricks onto the sidewalk and roofs of neighboring buildings.

News 12 Staff

Feb 2, 2022, 3:33 AM

Updated 846 days ago

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A building in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx partially collapsed and sent bricks onto the sidewalk and roofs of neighboring buildings.
Department of Buildings officials say an approximately 20 foot by 5 foot piece of masonry collapsed on the fifth and sixth floors of 200 West Tremont Ave. around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.
They say bricks then hit three other neighboring buildings, which were given vacate orders as they investigate the cause. The top floor facade also fell onto scaffolding on the sidewalk, but no injuries were reported.
Officials say the building has remained vacant since it had another collapse in August on the north side of the building.
Neighbors say after these two incidents, something needs to be done.
“They should bring the building down, it's very dangerous for any pedestrians to walk through there. This isn't the first time it happened, and I really believe it should come down,” says Morris Heights resident Raquel.
News 12 was told that work on the building has been paused since the August collapse and just been sitting vacant in the meantime.
The Department of Buildings will continue the investigation on Wednesday.


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