STAMFORD — Part of an exterior patio of a luxury apartment building in Stamford collapsed on Tuesday, the building’s management team told residents on Tuesday.

Allure Apartments at Harbor Point, which is owned by Building and Land Technology, told residents just before 3 p.m. Tuesday that “a section of our fifth-floor outdoor patio collapsed this afternoon.”

No one was injured and no personal property was damaged, the apartment management team said.

Allure resident Maris Cohen said she saw the damage from her balcony. The area, which she described as the entrance to a communal outdoor patio that sits above part of the parking lot, is “crumbled”.


Cohen said the building was “shaking,” so she thought there was drilling or some type of construction going on. “It was like an earthquake, it was really weird,” she said.

Stamford Public Safety Director Ted Jankowski told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group that officials from the fire department and building department were at the scene after the partial collapse. He added that the damage was “isolated to a certain section of the building” above the parking lot.

After the incident, the apartments restricted access to the entire garage to investigate.

Ultimately, building department personnel determined “no other cause for concern” and concluded that the Allure remained “structurally sound,” according to Jankowski.

Starting at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, residents can access up to level two of the garage. The third and fourth floors will remain closed until further notice.

The apartment management team said they contacted everyone who was parked on the fourth floor to move their vehicles. Building management said anyone parked on the third floor could also access their vehicle and should move their car to a lower level.

Residents can still park on the second level and below the garage, as well as at the garage at 100 Washington Blvd.

The Allure is a luxury apartment complex in Harbor Point on Pacific Street. It is owned by Building and Land Technology and was built in 2017, according to Stamford property records. Its available apartments start at $2,800 for one bedroom, according to the building’s website.