An exterior wall of 413 Pond St. failed and crashed into the neighboring home Wednesday morning after the building partially collapsed Tuesday. Provided by Jake Dishaw
Syracuse, N.Y. -- An exterior wall of a building on Syracuse’s North Side failed Wednesday after it partially collapsed Tuesday morning, city code enforcement officials said.
Around 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, first responders received reports of a wall collapsing inside 413 Pond St., according to Onondaga County 911 center dispatches.
The partially collapsed wall was leaning on the side of a neighboring home, 409 Pond St, Syracuse, said Syracuse code enforcement director Jake Dishaw
The demolition of the building was planned to begin within the next few days, Dishaw said. They intended to carefully take down the building and avoid damaging the neighboring home, he said.
Wednesday morning, the majority of the damaged wall failed and collapsed, Dishaw said. The neighboring home sustained significant damage and will also need to be demolished.
The demolition is set to occur Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning, he said.
The building that’s partially collapsed is owned Patridai Invest NY LLC, according to county records. Codes enforcement officials said the LLC’s manager is currently in Belgium, but a local manager had been on scene with officials, Dishaw said.
All residents in the building and in the nearby homes have been evacuated.
Zizzie Atkins, a resident of 409 Pond Street, said Tuesday that fire officials would not allow her to grab blood pressure medication from inside her home before it was boarded up. A deputy chief on scene would not comment on the matter.
The Red Cross will be placing the displaced residents in a hotel until they can return to their homes or find another housing option, Dishaw said.
Portions of Park Street and Pond Street could be closed for several days, Dishaw said Tuesday. The intersection will reopen when the area is safe, he said.
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