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08/09/2007 12:57 AM ID: 64102 Permalink   

Building Collapses Without Warning in New York City


A four-story building on 131st Street in East Harlem partially collapsed Wednesday, crushing two cars. The structure was under construction and abandoned at the time of the collapse. One of the car owners said he was minutes from being crushed.

One witness said, "I saw the building! Like there was smoke everywhere, it was just down on the road in a matter of seconds." Others said the ground shook moments before the entire east section of the building collapsed.

The construction company working at the site was issued a partial stop work order three weeks ago and was cited for not having a permit for demolition work being done. The news fell on the heels of subway flooding, delaying passengers for hours.

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  larry silverstein  
does anyone know if Larry Silverstein was on the seen... the last buildings to collapse for no reason were leased by him.

and no this is not a serious accusation against silverstein.

seriously though building never just collapse... cause and effect... shoddy worksmenship i figure.
  by: havoc666     08/09/2007 01:27 AM     
lol, nice.
  by: QuestioningAnswers   08/09/2007 01:32 AM     

That was priceless !!
  by: Discarded Vet   08/09/2007 01:40 AM     
and here i was worried that, that comment would go over most peoples
  by: havoc666     08/09/2007 01:50 AM     
  @ havoc  
i is conspiritorically ejimicated

  by: Discarded Vet   08/09/2007 02:47 AM     
Sorry, but I read the title and pictured the building saying: "WARNING, I AM ABOUT TO COLLAPSE".
My apologies for the dumb joke.
  by: guyfawkes   08/09/2007 02:54 AM     
  Me too  
Do buildings normaly send out emails and put up posters when they're set to collapse
  by: Gogevandire   08/09/2007 09:01 AM     
  It would have been handy to have  
Rudy Giuliani around because he would have been notified that the building was about to collapse.
  by: John E Angel     08/09/2007 10:38 PM     
No, the demolition companies send out the notices. You see, buildings can't make phone calls or write letters.
  by: caution2     08/09/2007 11:53 PM     
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