SCHENECTADY — The former Grossman’s building on Erie Boulevard, which was slated for demolition to make way for a gas station, partially collapsed on Tuesday.
A section of the old rail freight depot fell shortly before 8 a.m. during the region’s latest snowfall.
Schenectady firefighters responded to the collapse, but the building was empty.
A center section of the structure was reduced to rubble, but the rest of the structure was still standing.
Photos: Scenes from the partial collapse at the old Schenectady Grossman’s, Nov. 27, 2018
Video: Watch the former Grossman’s partially collapse in Schenectady, Nov. 28, 2018
Owner Jeff Legere indicated at the scene that the building had been slated for demolition next week.
Officials announced in April that the depot, which dated to the 1880s but had fallen into disrepair, would come down to make way for a convenience store.
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The Ex-Grossman’s as it appeared in March 2018. Photo by Marc Schultz