Grand Street Fire: Scaffolding and Demolition

Posted on: April 14th, 2010 at 7:59 am by

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Early yesterday morning, the mother of all cranes showed up to the fire scene  outside of 283-285 Grand Street.  By nightfall, the crowd control barriers were repositioned along the perimeter to allow for limited sidewalk access from Eldridge.  As of today, scaffolding is in place and Grand Street proper, between Allen and Forsyth, remains sealed to traffic.

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Even though no demolition permits are in place as yet, 283, 285, and 287 Grand Street are all expected to be razed in the coming days.  In the meantime, the DOB has a full vacate order on these “partially collapsed” properties.

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Officials are calling this seven-alarm fire the worst since the Deutsche Bank building blaze in August 2007. Of course, lest we forget the Hong Kong Supermarket fire nearly one year ago

FULL COVERAGE OF THE FIRE AT 283 GRAND STREET

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