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Bricks, debris fall 30 stories from UES building


Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015, 11:32 PM

Bricks rained down creating a field of debris.Angus Mordant/for New York Daily News

Bricks rained down creating a field of debris.

Bricks and debris plummeted thirty stories from the facade of a Upper East Side building and hailed onto the streets below on Monday night – but miraculously no one was immediately reported injured, authorities.

The shattered facade littered portioning of First Ave. and E. 63rd St. like confetti after crumbling from a building at the corner of the intersection shortly around 10 p.m., authorities said.

“The bricks flew all over the place,” said witness Manny Campisi, 65. “It sounded like an explosion. My son-in-law grabbed my daughter and threw her on the floor and covered her. It’s incredible, there were bricks everywhere.”

FDNY sources said the debris had blown off from a portion of facade that was currently under construction.

First Ave. was closed between E. 59 St. and E. 64 St. as emergency responders secured the scene, police said

The collapse left a two-story by 100-foot portion of the facade bare.

Authorities were on scene investigating the collapse. There were no reported injuries.


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