Report: MTA aware of problem before ceiling collapse

Photo of ceiling collapse at 181st Street subway station, courtesy NYC Transit

June 29, 2010 5:16:37 AM PDT
A new report finds inspection flaws led to the ceiling collapse of one of New York City's oldest subway stations last year.

The study was conducted after the brick ceiling collapsed at the 181st Street station on the No. 1 line last August.

It found that MTA officials knew as far back as 1999 that structural repairs were needed.

However, no permanent fixes were ever made.