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What Happens After a Collapse?

Jose Vadi

My father grew up in one of the two buildings that collapsed last week in East Harlem. Colorlines published an excerpt of an essay I wrote about the incident and its impact on my Dad's perception of modern day Harlem. He and I also had the opportunity to visit the building together in 2010 and footage of that experience - now the only time we will ever be in that building together - is also embedded within the article.

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