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Four-storey building-in-progress partially collapses in Manhattan

Under-construction four-story building partially collapses in Manhattan

  • A four-story building has partially collapsed in Murray Hill, Manhattan 
  • The building, situated at 211 East 34th street, had been undergoing construction
  • No injures have been reported and all workers have been accounted for 
  • The building was vacant at the time of the collapse, according to authorities
  • Surrounding properties were evacuated out of precaution 

A vacant four-story building partially collapsed in the Murray Hill region of Manhattan on Wednesday, prompting dozens of fire and police units to respond to the scene. 

The vacant building, situated at 211 East 34th street, had been undergoing construction work before it collapsed shortly before 11:00am on Thursday morning. 

Footage from the scene showed several police cars, ambulances and fire trucks lining the street, sirens wailing.

First responders were seen standing by with gurneys and oxygen masks, however no injures were reported.

All workers of the construction team who had been at the building site have since been accounted for, police said. 

A four-story building has partially collapsed in the Murray Hill region of Manhattan, with dozens of fire and police units responding the scene

The building, situated at 211 East 34th street, had been undergoing construction work before it collapsed shortly before 11:00am on Thursday morning

The building, a mixed residential and commercial property, was vacant at the time of the collapse having previously been relinquished because of stability issues.  

Video from the scene shows a large section of a wall to the building’s rear-left had caved in. 

Each of the building’s floors appeared to have subsided, resulting in a sloping spill of bricks and debris on the ground below. 

Surrounding properties were evacuated out of precaution, officials said. 

East 34th Street is closed in both directions between 2nd and 3rd avenues. 

The MTA said all lanes were open in the nearby Midtown Tunnel but traffic reaching the tunnel was affected by the response to the collapse.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management is advising drivers to consider alternate routes.

Surrounding properties were evacuated out of precaution, officials said

The building was vacant at the time of the collapse. Surrounding properties were evacuated out of precaution, officials said

Each of the building's floors appear to have subsided under the strain of the collapse, resulting in a sloping spill of debris on the ground below

Each of the building’s floors appear to have subsided under the strain of the collapse, resulting in a sloping spill of debris on the ground below

The building, a mixed residential and commercial property, was vacant at the time of the collapse having previously been relinquished because of stability issues

The building, a mixed residential and commercial property, was vacant at the time of the collapse having previously been relinquished because of stability issues

The incident comes as the second collapse in the city within a 48 hour time period. 

On Tuesday, one wall of a multi-story home in Brooklyn caved into a next-door alleyway, spewing debris and causing major damage to the neighboring property but no injuries were reported.

The FDNY and NYPD have not yet responded to a DailyMail.com request for more information. 

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