Tenants displaced by Hackensack garage collapse still waiting

HACKENSACK - (AP) - Tenants displaced by a parking garage collapse in northern New Jersey this summer will have to wait a little longer to return to their high-rise apartments.

Hackensack officials had hoped to reopen the 18-story Prospect Towers by Nov. 15. But they now say that won't happen until at least Dec. 1.

City Construction Official Joseph Mellone told The Record that the building's owners are doing all they can to finish the repairs and other work.

The building's more than 300 residents have been staying with family or friends or at area hotels since the collapse occurred.

No one was injured when a 20-foot long steel and plexiglass canopy and two floors of the three-level garage partially collapsed July 16. A second section came down a day later, severing utility lines.

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