Concrete Falls From UES Building Onto Man Showering Next Door: Gothamist

Debris fell from the under-construction building onto the building in the foreground (Google Maps)

A wall at an under-construction 30-story condominium collapsed and fell onto a neighboring building last night, with a “concrete slab” and other materials falling through the roof. One man taking a shower was injured by the debris.

The wall collapsed around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, at 1059 Third Avenue, and fell onto 200 East 63rd Street, into the sixth floor . It’s believed the high winds may have been a factor in collapse.

A resident of 200 East 63rd Street told WABC 7, “We heard a very loud crash, like a bang, almost like something was hitting the building. And then we heard people yelling in the hallway.” The footage of the damage is pretty wild:

“We saw a hole in the sixth floor,” a resident added.

The showering man, who is in his 60s, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

There is currently a stop work order on 1059 Third Avenue; the Buildings Department website states, “Re: WALL COLLAPSED & DEBRIS IMPACTED THROUGH ROOF OF ADJACENT PREMISES”

In December, a complaint was recorded, “CALLER IS IN A TOWNHOUSE THAT HAS A GLASS ROOF THAT IS GETTING HIT WITH CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS FROM A 40-60 STORY BUILDING/NEW CONSTRUCTION. THE CALLER HAS BROKEN WINDOWS FROM THE FALLING DEBRIS.” This prompted a partial stop work order on December 21, 2018, which was rescinded on January 8.

Another 200 East 63rd Street resident told the Post, “Thank God there were a lot of people responding really quickly… I’m also happy I’m not on the sixth floor.”

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