According to Mayor Eric Adams, Tuesday’s partial collapse of a parking garage in lower Manhattan’s Financial District resulted in one fatality.
There were five injuries.
Around 4:00 pm, the three-story structure collapsed. A few blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall.
It is around 0.8 kilometers (half a mile) from the New York Stock Exchange.
Several blocks from City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge and around 0.8 kilometers from the New York Stock Exchange, automobiles were seen dangling perilously from the building’s three stories in a bystander video.
Liam Gaeta, a student at nearby Pace University, remarked that it “felt like an earthquake.” He claimed a loud boom and a heavy rumble, followed by everyone being evacuated.
Other Pace University students heard screaming and witnessed automobiles crash into the structure before it collapsed at 4 p.m.
According to the Fire Department, there have been complaints of individuals being trapped, and searches are done to ensure nobody is missing.
Firefighters were briefly removed due to worries about the structure’s integrity, according to the department.
According to spokeswoman Fabien Levy, New York Mayor Eric Adams was en route to the incident.
He called what transpired “what happened a partial collapse.”
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