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Arena Site Demolition Halted After Building Collapse

Demolitions are supposed to be controlled but Thursday, part of the largest building on the site of the new Nets' arena collapsed, sending tons of debris onto a nearby street and causing evacuation of a nearby homeless shelter and other residences. No one was hurt in the collapse of a rooftop wall. Critics blamed shoddy demoliton work, while city officials believe the fault may lie with the building's age and recent heavy rains. Once the investigation is complete, demolition will resume.