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An apartment building was torn down on Putnam Street in Hartford. Image courtesy of the city of Hartford Building Department.

An apartment building was torn down on Putnam Street in Hartford. Image courtesy of the city of Hartford Building Department.

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A six-unit apartment building in Hartford was demolished today.

An outer wall toppled, and the building was in danger of a wider collapse.

City of Hartford Building Official Michael Fuschi says when part of the outer wall failed, it left a 15-foot hole.

“About an hour into the demolition, the bucket hit that side of the north side of the facade, and the whole facade came down in one sheet,” Fuschi said.

“It was age, number one, and water getting behind [the bricks] and hydraulically pushing the bricks out, through freeze and thaw over the years,” Fuschi said.

The building was about a hundred and fifteen years old.

All of the apartments had been occupied.

Some of the people who lived in the building left most of their belongings behind when they were evacuated.

Adjacent buildings were evacuated while the demolition work was underway.

An apartment building was torn down on Putnam Street in Hartford. Image courtesy of the city of Hartford Building Department.

An apartment building was torn down on Putnam Street in Hartford. Image courtesy of the city of Hartford Building Department.

An apartment building was torn down on Putnam Street in Hartford. Image courtesy of the city of Hartford Building Department.

An apartment building was torn down on Putnam Street in Hartford. Image courtesy of the city of Hartford Building Department.

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