See these comments:
The pictures show the collapse of the second floor of 67 V street NW and the police who came out this morning and sealed off the building as it is deemed structurally unsafe. The contractor did not follow the demolition plan and used a backhoe (pictured) instead to pound into the building which is then causing an uncontrolled collapse rather than a controlled and safe demolition.
Neighbors are extremely worried that this contractor will really damage the neighboring properties as the same developer/contractor that caused the party wall of 40 W to partially collapse during the construction of the monstrous POP-up @42 W street NW.
The plans for 67 V street NW POP-up are similar to 42W and would not be allowed under the new regulations that became effective last week. DCRA issued the permit one week before the new regulations became effective despite a number of technically substantiated and noted construction and zoning code violations. A request for Review pursuant to 12-A DCMR § 112 has been submitted to DCRA.
There is also unclarity regarding the name on the permit, the permit lists Clifford A Lanham but they moved to Portland last December and are not involved in this project.
See this tweet from another neighbor:
Someone returned to #67VSt this afternoon, removed stop work order & red danger tape & put up no trespassing signs?!
9:07 PM - 28 Jun 2015