DOB Warned for Years About Instability of Carroll Gardens Building That Collapsed Wednesday

Photo by Todd Maisel


The Carroll Gardens gym building that collapsed on the afternoon of July 1 had previously received thousands of dollars worth of fines from 15 years of complaints about the building’s instability, according to public records.

The Department of Buildings has fined the owner of the former three-story building which housed Body Elite Gym on Court and Union streets at least five times, totaling $15,685 in penalties over the past two years, according to records by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, the agency which handles the fines. Four of the five fines, which range from $1,280 to $5000 each, were for failing to keep the building up to code.

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