Baltimore got more than they asked for when a construction team accidentally knocked down the wrong building––they were supposed to demolish the one next to it.
The crew, from the K&K Adams company, was slated to knock down 212 E. Fort Avenue "because of a growing crack in the wall" between it and a neighboring house. The crack made the building unstable and caused concern.
The team was called out to perform an emergency demolition. This meant the owner of the building was not notified.
In the video, at least two people are watching the demolition take place. When the roof of the building lands on top of the other, the resulting damage is instant and brutal The building collapses in a pile of brick and dust, with an audible expletive from the filming onlookers.
"That wasn't the plan!" one of the onlookers said.
Joseph Rene, the owner of the other, accidentally destoryed building, shrugged off the destruction. "We'll rebuild it," he said. "We have no other option."
The over-zealous demolition was caught on camera by the building's neighbors. Bricks from 212 E. Fort Avenue crashed into the roof of 214 E. Fort Avenue and brought the whole building down. The building that was accidentally demolished was former pet store Laundry Mutt. Bought for $160,000, the store was going to be made into a three-bedroom house.
That's one big oops!