Collapse at Cromwell Center

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'Major' collapse at Staten Island's Cromwell Center; no injuries reported
By Staten Island Advance
May 26, 2010, 2:50PM
Photo courtesy of Marilyn MillerA collapse at the Cromwell Center in Tompkinsville left a corner of the building in the water.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A "major" collapse of the Cromwell Center in Tompkinsville is being reported, and numerous emergency officials are on the scene.

There are no injuries reported and nobody is believed to be trapped inside the building, according to emergency officials who conducted initial searches.

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A pylon at the front of the building on Pier 6 has collapsed, according to an account from the scene, and the front right corner of the building is in the water.


According to an employee at a nearby business, the collapsed was foreshadowed by an ominous noise.


"We could hear the cracking and pieces started falling off," the witness said. "Within 10 minutes, the whole front section went down."

Numerous FDNY vehicles were dispatched to the scene to try to determine if the building was occupied during the collapse. Helicopters, dogs and boats were also used in the search.


Further information will be posted
 
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