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Residents Find Huge Crack In Building


CBS 2’S DICK BRENNAN LIVE AT THE SCENE ON EAST 96th STREET. DICK, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Reporter: THERE WAS A SCARE. THE BUILDING HAS A STRUCTURAL CRACK AND LET’S SHOW YOU VIDEO OF THAT, THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE CRACK IS QUITE LARGE T RUNS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR TO THE TOP. NOW, FIREFIGHTERS EVACUATED THIS AFTERNOON THE FEW PEOPLE WHO WERE INSIDE. 30 PEOPLE LIVE THERE BUT MOST WERE AT WORK. IN THE MEANTIME, IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE CRACK. BUT FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT WAS GETTING LARGER AND RESIDENTS CALLED THEM ABOUT IT. THE OWNERS WERE AWARE OF THIS SITUATION FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. THEY BROUGHT IN SOME ENGINEERS AND THEY STARTED TO REPAIR IT. BUT THE TENANTS WERE UNHAPPY I GUESS WITH THE REPAIR. Reporter: NOW, WE CAN TELL YOU THAT THE RESIDENTS SAY THAT CONSTRUCTION IN THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR WAS ACTUALLY CAUSING THEIR APARTMENTS TO VIBRATE BUT RIGHT NOW THEY SAY THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE CRACK. TENANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED BACK IN THE BUILDING. FIREFIGHTERS SAID EARLIER THAT THEY WERE GOING TO BE ALLOWED IN TO GET THEIR BELONGINGS AND COME BACK OUT BUT AT LEAST FOR

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