Collyers' Mansion

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A term of art used by firefighters in NYC and on the East Coast of the US (other terms are used in other regions) for debris and rubbish within a dwelling of such magnitude that emergency rescue efforts become difficult or impossible. The term is a reference to the Collyer brothers, hoarders who died in their extremely cluttered NYC home
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An unusual feature of the project was the preservation of the historic Packer House. The Packer House is located on the opposite bank of the West Branch, and was raised to prevent impacts from increased flooding due to levee construction.