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Building partially collapsed in Harlem, Manhattan,New York

Aug 8, 2007
NEW YORK
A building partially collapsed in New York.
The partial collapse occurred in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in a vacant four-story building under construction.
At least one car could be seen crushed under steel beams, bricks, and other pieces of rubble.

Firefighters are on the scene trying to determine what caused the collapse.
Officials say the building was in the process of being demolished when a large portion of its interior came down on its own.

There were no reports of anyone trapped or construction workers injured.

"I saw the building - it just looked like it was exploding," a witness told.

The collapse comes on an already tumultuous day in New York, where severe thunderstorms caused flooding in the subway system and left thousands of passengers delayed in the sweltering heat and humidity for hours.

It's not yet known if the weather played a part in the collapse.

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Added: Aug-8-2007 
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  • Bush did it. Bush doesn't care about crackheads

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  • nycalien: "i doubt it was the weather. the job was probably being done by illegal immigrants. ya know..........doing a job no american will do...........well not for 40 bucks a day any way."
    Americans are lousy architects well well..

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  • Damn New York just cant catch a break? Sorry for the luck

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  • America is starting to look like a third world nation because we keep letting in all the third world people who like to live like animals.
    Nations whose population consists mainly of brown skinned inhabitants are usually the biggest shitholes.
    India
    Africa
    All South America
    Malaysia and so on....

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  • There was no construction I see, it was a demolition job. Those tenements in Harlem were all built roughly between 1895 and 1910, and the brick walls support all the floors, if one or the other gives out a collapse like this can happen.
    The mortar between the bricks can best be described as hard sugar, once disturbed it crumbles easy and you can literally pull bricks out of the wall by hand.

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  • Well that's a shame.

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  • NYMarine21: "alot of the buildings in NYC are very old. some date back to the early 1900's"
    or older

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  • CrackHeadWillie: "Damn! I knew crackheads that squatted in that place. I guess they are homeless again. "
    Crackheads in Harlem? Can't be...

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  • Nepalm: "Attn US taxpayers:

    Now you have to pay for brand new section 8 buildings, along with their welfare check.

    Or else Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton will be marching the streets."
    f*ck jessie jackson and al sharpton

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  • welcome to new york

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  • is the reporter using a vibratoing pussy cam? god damn whats that noice

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  • I think it was the irritating humming sound of the video that brought down the building, that or the Blacks got fed up of holding it up so it fell

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  • New York City is the biggest shithole in the United States. The housing conditions can only be compared to the conditions in some of the third world countries you see on the Discovery Channel. If you consider moving to NYC I advise you to stay the fuck away.

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  • optelic4: "bridges,houses,what next!!!!come on u.s government..sort it out!!!!!!!!!!"
    It's not like this is an everyday occurrence in the USA. The only reason you are discussing it is because it was posted in Live Leak. Consider that the USA has a population of over 300 million and NYC is over double the population of London and you get a better perspective.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6746017.stm

    Same thing happens in England

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  • bridges,houses,what next!!!!come on u.s government..sort it out!!!!!!!!!!

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  • wow that is a great facade !!!

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  • the sound in that footage reminds me of the time i accidentally sucked my goldfish up the vacuum cleaner!

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  • "Hell of a good start"

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  • Attn US taxpayers:

    Now you have to pay for brand new section 8 buildings, along with their welfare check.

    Or else Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton will be marching the streets.

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  • Nice fawking sound. At least make it silent, douche bags.

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  • Is it just me or us USA turning into a 3rd world country when it comes to living standards?

    Collapsing bridges, collapsing buildings, rolling power outage, no response to natural disasters and so forth.

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  • the funny thing is that this is not "Harlem" but East Harlem and there are plenty of white people living there now. So the building is probably occupied by white people and Hispanics. The real reason it collapsed is because they were building luxury rentals next door. This is always happening around this area. So everyone is getting screwed here.

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  • Where is Giuliani? Isn't this the perfect opportunity for him to * again * remind us about 9/11?

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