NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015, 11:32 PM
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.
Emergency services on the scene at the intersection of E 63rd Street and 1st Avenue.
“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.”
A hole in the bricks on the top floors of a high rise apartment building at E 63rd Street and 1st Avenue.
FDNY sources said the debris had blown off from a portion of facade that was currently under construction.
One of the bricks that rained down from the top floors of a high rise apartment building at the intersection of E 63rd Street and 1st Avenue.
First Ave. was closed between E. 59 St. and E. 64 St. as emergency responders secured the scene, police said
Emergency services where bricks rained down from the top floors of a high rise apartment building.
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.