Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Friday, May 30, 2008 — 8:36 AM ET
Crane Collapses on Upper East Side of Manhattan
A crane toppled over and crashed into a building at East 91st Street and First Avenue this morning, according to witnesses and spectators. It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been injured or killed.
This happened at 7:55 am this morning while I was waking up. It’s only two blocks from my building and I can see and hear all the commotion in the street through my window. Up until now 2 people have been found dead, one of them was the crane driver. The building across from the construction was completely trashed by the crane.