Steel Falls 18 Floors Onto Field
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The city has stopped construction on an office tower near ground zero after a chunk of steel fell 18 stories onto a ball field where children were playing on Saturday afternoon.
The Department of Buildings said no one was hurt in the accident at 200 Murray Street, where the Goldman Sachs headquarters is under construction. The builder, Tishman Construction, was cited with five violations.
The acting buildings commissioner, Robert D. LiMandri, called the accident “unacceptable.” Tishman had no comment.
At the same site in December, a crane dropped seven tons of metal studs, seriously injuring an architect in a trailer below.
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