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Building Collapse

Image © 2008, Ingelbert Lievaart II || A recent partial collapse doomed a King William Street heritage building to be scheduled for a gradual demolition with intentions to save ornamental windows and fixtures for future reconstruction. Saturday afternoon workers in the rear of the building were notified by passersby that pieces were falling from the front of the building. After a closer inspection it was decided that the building must be taken down immediately. Police blocked traffic while crews prepared hoses to reduce dust as an excavator carefully demolished the front facade. At the same time two workers in a basket brought down the remaining side brick walls by hand. With little effort the bricks dramatically came apart

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