Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sidewalk bridge collapses on the Bowery

[EVG photo from Thursday]

The sidewalk bridge arrived last Wednesday ahead of the demolition of Salvation Army's former East Village Residence on the Bowery at East Third Street.

Earlier this evening, a portion of the structure came crashing down, nearly blocking the entrance to the 7-Eleven next door… and spilling into the street…

EVG regular Pinhead shared these photos … and said that the FDNY responded within 2 minutes … thankfully, no one was injured …

The Residence closed in August 2008. It will be torn down to make way for a 13-floor residential building.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Whatever happened to that really ugly hotel planned for the Bowery?

Permits filed to demolish former Salvation Army residence on the Bowery

The Salvation Army's former East Village Residence will be demolished on the Bowery

Looks like 347 Bowery will be home to a 13-floor mixed-use residential development


Anonymous said...

F wits.

Anonymous said...

I was walking under the scaffolding on Third Avenue between 9th and 10th the other day, and something, probably a tool, fell and landed on the metal roof above my head. I almost had a heart attack. After that and reading about this, I am going back to crossing the street to avoid walking under scaffolding anywhere in the city. It isn't worth the risk!

Anonymous said...

Ah but in your case, 10:37, the scaffolding did its job and protected you from that falling tool!