Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Staten Island park pier collapses!

From the SI Advance:

"major" collapse of the Cromwell Center in Tompkinsville is being reported, and numerous emergency officials are on the scene.

There are no injuries reported and nobody is believed to be trapped inside the building, according to emergency officials who conducted initial searches.

Click here for a map of the location.

A pylon at the front of the building on Pier 6 has collapsed, according to an account from the scene, and the front right corner of the building is in the water.

According to an employee at a nearby business, the collapsed was foreshadowed by an ominous noise.

"We could hear the cracking and pieces started falling off," the witness said. "Within 10 minutes, the whole front section went down."


Building on Your Head Party said...

Another fine example of our platform in action.

Anonymous said...

bloomberg, best mayor of NYC.

Klink Cannoli said...

Whoa Nelly!

Anonymous said...

Why did it happen?
Just poorly built? No stoned captain at the helm?