Friday, March 12, 2010

Roof Collapse At Third Precinct

According to a story posted this afternoon by CBS Albany, part of the roof of the historic Third Precinct building on North Pearl Street has collapsed. The collapse now threatens the long-vacant building as other parts of the structure may have to be torn down to prevent further hazards.

The Historic Albany Foundation has long identified this distinctive former police station as an endangered property. The dark brick and white-glazed terra cotta building is just several blocks north of the Palace Theatre and was designed by Walter Van Guysling who also designed the Hudson River Day Line Office and the R.H. Wing building on lower Broadway.

The photo above was taken last September.

Edited - The Times Union has a more detailed article on the collapse at the building.

TU - Historic police station collapses, fate uncertain


  1. What a shame - I go by this beautiful building all the time, though rarely with my camera. Restoring it would be a real lift to that block, which wouldn't need a lot to come back up.

  2. I've gotten in the habit of always having a camera with me and made a point of detouring to take a few photos along North Pearl Street when I was taking a few pictures along Ten Broeck Street. I didn't realize that it was in such rough shape, though.

  3. What is the current fate of this building now in 2022?