6-Story Structure Apparently Empty
Part of a six-story building in Manhattan collapsed Saturday evening, fire officials said. However, it appears the six-story residential structure was vacant.
There was no immediate word on whether anyone was injured. The cave-in happened around 8 p.m. at 22 West 24th St. in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
The building's facade was reportedly still standing; the rest of the structure crumbled.
Firefighters were on the scene and streets around the site have been blocked off.
Video available here:
Partial Building Collapse in Flatiron District
NY Times has a more lengthy explanation, including tidbits about its scandalous past: Building in Flatiron Collapses, Causing a Mess but No Injuries
Oh, and by the way, this building was landmarked. So how about to make up for the loss, we designate one in Queens?