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Schenectady will demolish collapsed building

A vacant building collapsed under the weight of heavy snow in the 500 block of Schenectady Street Monday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A vacant building collapsed under the weight of heavy snow in the 500 block of Schenectady Street Monday.
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A building attached to a long-closed Schenectady Street church collapsed early Monday. Firefighters were called to the building at 535 Schenectady St. just before 9 a.m. Monday. Neighbors reported hearing it collapse in the overnight hours, but fire crews weren’t called until later, Fire Chief Michael Della Rocco said. The building had long been vacant, he said. It did have some history of break-ins and small fires, he said, but city officials were satisfied that ...

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