Demolition continues! Thanks again to everyone for your patience and understanding while this project progresses.
The vacant building being demolished was actually three buildings. The wing that collapsed was the original part of the building. An L-shaped wing was added later, which created the courtyard that faced W. 53rd St. The clock tower was added later and was the connector between the factory and the offices.
The contractor reports that demolition of the tower will start this week or next. You might have noticed they have moved a crane on to the property for that work. There are rumours that a water tank might exist in that tower and that a fully furnished executive office is present. We will just have to wait and see.
There was a safe in the building. The safe had fallen from an upper floor and was cradled between two wood beams on the first floor. Our agreement with the demolition contractor gave Menlo the right of first refusal on anything that might be in the safe. Turns out that there is nothing!