Luckily, the building that partially collapsed on the 100 block of New York Avenue did not hurt anyone, but it did cause a temporary shut down of the major thoroughfare last night. One neighbor commented, "They don't shut down New York Avenue when the President comes through. It's New York Avenue!" The wall collapse was likely caused by a combo of nasty weather and the excavation of the basement and led to the evacuation of the neighboring buildings. As these photos show, the back of the building is already completely gone and now it's possible to see straight through the partially boarded up home.
· Partial wall collapse on New York Avenue NW ; part of roadway shut down [WaPo]