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Atlantic Yards Demolition Work Suspended

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Demolition work has been suspended on the Atlantic Yards arena and high rise project in Brooklyn.

REPORTER: Friday's decision from developer Forest City Ratner came after a partial collapse of a five story building's roof parapet on Thursday. Workers were removing asbestos, and readying the building for demolition.

But Peter Krashes, President of the Dean Street Block Association, says there are larger problems, including a lack of information about how the project is being implemented, and inadequate oversight. Krashes says its time for the Governor to address these problems.

KRASHES: The person whos is responsible for what happens in this footprint is the governor of the state of New York. And we are desperate for the governor to respond to the questions we've asked.

REPORTER: The developer says the suspension will remain in effect until city buildings officials finish an investigation or give them the go ahead to resume work.

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