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Old Posted Jan 15, 2020, 9:57 PM
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DC Building collapses

Don't think I've ever seen this before in the US: A building just collapses, for no obvious reason (no explosion or whatever).

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Old Posted Jan 15, 2020, 11:40 PM
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Can't say I've ever seen that either. It does have a fence around though so there must be something going on with the property?
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Honestly looks to me that it was being rehabbed and they probably removed some supports, the old walls just caved at some point
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 3:29 AM
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Wow I'm impressed with that firefighter response time.
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A building collapsed in Philadelphia a couple years ago.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 4:37 AM
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That's some serious final destination shit.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:05 AM
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Honestly looks to me that it was being rehabbed and they probably removed some supports, the old walls just caved at some point
I was thinking the same thing. They probably removed something load bearing by accident or something.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:25 PM
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Honestly looks to me that it was being rehabbed and they probably removed some supports, the old walls just caved at some point
This seems like the most likely cause. All the same, it's kind of impressive how it just came part like someone pulled a piece of tape off of it.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:55 PM
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Wow I'm impressed with that firefighter response time.
I think I read somewhere the fire engine just happened to be passing by or something.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 2:53 AM
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The first world is awesome! Look how fast the firefighters arrived!!
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 5:19 PM
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Looks like a gut rehab without permits. So it appears to have been an inside job The first floor corner wall collapses vertically, which is strange but the fence hides what's happening. The fire engine is a weird coincidence; it was returning to the station which is literally 1 block away.
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2020, 3:23 AM
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lol @ the absolutely epic firefighter response time

(And yes, it's incredibly obvious they were about to pass in front of that building anyway, and it just collapsed right in front of them so they stopped)
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2020, 1:05 PM
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Building collapses are not entirely uncommon in New York (although certainly not frequent). Typically they are abandoned or being demolished.
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