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Schenectady inspectors: Dozens of homes near collapse


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Building inspectors in Schenectady say dozens of houses are in such poor condition that they're in danger of collapsing and must be demolished.
William Winkler, director of operations for the city of Schenectady, tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that 23 of the 45 worst houses are in such bad shape that he and a building inspector wouldn't step foot inside them for fear that the homes would fall on them.
Winkler and Building Inspector Eric Shilling told the Schenectady City Council on Monday that they visited hundreds of houses to evaluate their structural integrity. They prepared a report on the 45 worst houses to support the mayor's proposal for a $3 million demolition loan.

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