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Hurricane Causes Building Facade Collapse in Chelsea


The building facade at 92 8th Avenue in Chelsea, above the Muscle Maker Grill, collapsed this evening, presumably due to winds from Hurricane Sandy. City Council candidate Corey Johnson (@coreyinnyc) shot the photo above.

"The water level at the Battery #NYC has reached 11.25 feet, surpassing the all-time record of 11.2 feet set in 1821," according to the Weather Channel.

Con Edison has begun shutting off power to parts of lower Manhattan to protect circuits and equipment.

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  1. The crystal meth vapors caused structural failure. What is Chelsea but a façade.

    Posted by: Lady Bunny | Oct 29, 2012 8:05:14 PM

  2. It's sort of a cross between "Hollywood Squares" and interior decorating, with firemen as a panel of judges. The big question: HGTV or Bravo?

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Oct 29, 2012 8:06:22 PM

  3. The rooms are neat. I hope all those people got their porn out of there so they are not embarrassed.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Oct 29, 2012 8:07:45 PM

  4. How awful for the resident of that unit. So sad.

    Posted by: Chicklets | Oct 29, 2012 8:27:53 PM

  5. Hundreds of thousands of buildings all over the USA have these cheap facades. Many more will be falling down from much less than a hurricane

    Posted by: megamike | Oct 29, 2012 9:06:25 PM

  6. I hope nobody was hurt. There's something so intriguing about looking into rooms like this, like a dollhouse with real people's stuff. The way the rooms are all arranged the same with pictures hung in the same spot in each unit. Must be a bit disconcerting to be looking in if it's your own place.

    Posted by: stranded | Oct 29, 2012 9:18:20 PM

  7. The landlord is raising the rent. Apartment now has outdoor space and floor to ceiling windows.

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  11. How strange to see. Clever comment MikeGobsten - I'm stealing it for my facebook share. I truly hope everyone is alright and has somewhere to stay.

    Posted by: mollination | Oct 30, 2012 9:48:16 AM

  12. Worried about friends up there. Hope all of you north-easterners are safe!

    Posted by: Lucas H | Oct 30, 2012 9:52:32 AM

  13. It does look like a dollhouse. Looks amazingly neat and tidy in those rooms, but at the same time kind of cozy looking.



    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 30, 2012 11:46:42 AM

  14. I guess duck's egg blue is THE color for bedroom walls these days?

    Posted by: SeeingI | Oct 30, 2012 12:14:52 PM

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