A vacant building collapsed at a construction site in New York City Thursday. The building collapse sent debris flying — but luckily, the area was empty and no one was hurt.
New York Building Collapse
The five-story building collapsed at Reade Street in Lower Manhattan, just seven blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center, around 6:00 in the morning. The falling debris flattened at least one car, according to local media reports. Emergency crews are digging through the rubble as a precaution, but thus far, there’s no indication anyone was nearby.
People tell New York media outlets the building had been “crumbling for weeks” and they figured it was “only a matter of days” until something like this occurred.
NYC Building Collapse Video
The following video shows the aftermath of the NYC building collapse, as firefighters make their way through the mess.