Posted in general on October 29, 2012
photo via mr kunle
As Curbed points out:
Around 6:00 pm tonight, the facade of 92 Eight Avenue, a rental building between and 14th and 15th Streets in Chelsea, collapsed, possibly due to the insane hurricane winds that are currently gusting upwards of 80 miles an hour. The FDNY quickly responded and evacuated all the residents of the building, which also houses a Muscle Maker Grill on the ground floor. Thankfully, no one was injured or trapped,As you can see in the video below, emergency vehicles were already outside the building, when the wall fell off.
Also below, that rather spectacular (and scary) video of the Con Ed power plant explosion from last night.
and this is the Con Ed explosion: