A wall that city inspectors have been warning for years could collapse appears ready to finally do just that. Boston firefighters are at 1769 Washington St., where one brick fell this afternoon from the wall, which fire officials now say is on the verge of imminent collapse.
Then again, back in September, the Globe reported city building inspectors had warned the wall was "in danger of collapsing under its own weight." The building is marked with a large X to warn firefighters of its unsafe condition, which the city confirmed during an inspection last year following the nine-alarm warehouse in Roxbury.
The property, the former Ivory Bean building, is owned by the Church of Scientology, which has been saying since it bought the building in 2008 along with the neighboring Hotel Alexandra, that it plans to renovate it for use as part of its new Boston headquarters.