Secondary collapse in Murray Hill building, surrounding buildings evacuated

David Caplan
July 16, 2020 - 11:46 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A secondary collapse has been reported a four-story vacant building in Murray Hill on Thursday.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., FDNY officials confirmed a secondary collapse.

All lanes on East 34th Street between Second and Third avenues were closed and surrounding buildings were again evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

FDNY was first called to a wall collapse on the fourth floor of the four-story building at 211 East 34th Street near Third Avenue.

Traffic snarls in the area occurred but there were no injuries reported.

The building is a mixed residential and commercial use building. 

"Emergency personnel are on scene of a structural collapse at East 34th Street & 3rd Avenue, Manhattan. Expect traffic delays in area," the NYC Office of Emergency Management tweeted.

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