Retaining Wall Collapses in the Bronx

NY Post - May 14, 2018

by NY Post

A 60-foot retaining wall collapsed in the back of a Bronx building Sunday afternoon, FDNY officials said.

The wall came down at about 12 p.m. in the back of an apartment building on Bailey Avenue near West 233rd Street in Kingsbridge, fire officials said.

No injuries were immediately reported, authorities said.

The department of buildings defines a retaining wall as “protective structures that separate lower land from higher land.” The barriers “hold back soil, which would otherwise cave in, slump or slide into a lower area,” according to the buildings department.