Brian Thompson of NBC News 4 NY is reporting via facebook that the roof of a historic structure in Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreational Area-Sandy Hook, has collapsed and the building may not be able to be saved.
Breaking: major roof collapse at historic Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook barracks. Not clear if building can be saved
Posted by Brian Thompson NBC NY on Friday, April 17, 2015
UPDATE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KNEW OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND EXPECTED THE COLLASPE
The Asbury Park Press is reporting that Gateway National Recreation Area’s management has been aware of structural damage to the building, number 23, since last fall and expected the roof to collapse.
“We did know that there was a chance that the roof would collapse because last fall one of the main support beams punctured the wall,” said Daphne Yun, spokeswoman for Gateway National Recreation Area, according to APP.