2005 Castle Village Retaining Wall Collapse

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On the afternoon of May 12, 2005, a 90-foot-tall retaining wall just north of the GWB collapsed sending a torrent of rocks, dirt and trees across the Henry Hudson Parkway below. The wall was built around 1908 and supported a small private park between high-rise buildings on Cabrini Boulevard. Serendipitously, I had passed that wall a month earlier and, struck by it's age and fearsome height, took some photos of it. After the fall, I returned on Friday the 13th and the following Monday, after much of the spillage had been cleaned up and stabilized.

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2005 Castle Village Retaining Wall Collapse
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Notice the bulge!
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2005 Castle Village Retaining Wall Collapse
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Cleanup in the private park
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