The NYPD’s 19th Precinct advised that a scaffolding partially collapsed at 220 East 65th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on Tuesday. The street was temporarily closed to traffic.
🚨 STREET CLOSED:
Due to partial scaffolding collapse at a residential building located at 220 East 65th Street: East 65th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Avenue is CLOSED until further notice.
Please avoid the area & take alternate routes. Emergency personnel are on scene. pic.twitter.com/IffKRDZcB5
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) September 14, 2021
Authorities said the collapse took place just before 4pm Tuesday, and that a construction worker sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The street is now open.
The building, a 1978 condominium called The Concorde, stands 26 stories tall with 281 apartments. A Stop Work Order was issued at the building after the FDNY requested a structural stability inspection following the incident, the Department of Buildings website shows.
According to a map from the DOB, 220 East 65th Street’s 637 foot sidewalk shed has been active for 62 days as of writing, and the permit allows it to remain up until January 21, 2022.