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Street Closed In Albany Amid Building Collapse Fears

Updated August 3, 2018 7:20 a.m.

 

One of the busiest streets in downtown Albany was closed Thursday amid fears of a building collapse. 

 

The roof at E-Comm 6, the site of the abandoned plan for the Albany convention center, was caving in, according to a drone video released by the Albany County Sheriff. 

 

Police closed off an area of Broadway Thursday after the city was told the building will have to be demolished. By Thursday evening, most of the top of the building was already gone. The road was reopened Friday morning.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.