Overtime: Investigation Unfolds as Professional Engineers Analyze Lower Manhattan Parking Lot Collapse

Friday, April 21, 2023 12:38 AM

New York (WABC) — In this installment of Eyewitness News Extra Time, we delve deeper into the unfolding investigation surrounding the fatal parking garage collapse in Lower Manhattan.

According to the contract signed by the private contractor, the controlled demolition of the garage could take up to 25 days, but it can be done sooner.

Before demolition can begin, workers have to remove about 90 cars trapped in the rubble.

It’s still unclear how this happened Thursday night, or why the garage collapsed in the first place.

We spoke with Kathleen Needham Inocco, a professional engineer, who followed every angle of the investigation as it unfolded.

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