Carroll Gardens Building With Bulging Brick Wall Collapses

Firefighters at the scene of the building collapse at Court and Union streets on July 1. Photo by Todd Maisel


A Carroll Gardens building housing a gym completely collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

The three-story structure at the corner of Court and Union streets fell in on itself around 4:40 pm, according to a spokeswoman for the Police Department. It had been recently cited by the DOB for unsafe conditions. Going by its appearance and area history, it was likely built as a townhouse or storefront in the third quarter of the 19th century.

To read the whole story by our sister pub Brooklyn Paper, click here.

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