A building dating back to the 1700's started to collapse this morning and now will need to be torn down.

Testing on the building on the corner of Green and Hudson streets dates it back to 1728, along with the building next door.  The building started to shed debris and passersby reported it.  Mayor Kathy Sheehan called for the immediate demolition.

According to a report by News 10 ABC, cars were removed from the adjacent parking lot and this afternoon the building will be gone.

It's really sad to see one of the city's oldest buildings being torn down.  It feels like a piece of history is gone.