Sunday, February 10, 2008

High Winds Cause Scaffolding Problems in Brooklyn

A high wind advisory was in effect Sunday, and the Buildings Department issued a reminder to all builders, contractors, developers and property owners to secure their construction sites and buildings.

At the hight of the wind, firefighters checked out the scaffolding built around 20 Henry Street -- the Peaks Mason Mints building (also called the Candy Factory). Urban Realty Partners paid $19.6 million for the site last year. (Click on photo to see tiny firefighters walk the scaffolding.)

No word on what the firefighters found.

A scaffold did collapse at a site near East 12th Street and Avenue O in Midwood, leaving a big mess and crushing cars but causing no injuries, firefighters said. See wnbc for more.

Photo by MK Metz

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