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Building Collapses After Explosion In Manhattan...  
User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

According The New York Timesa 3-story building collapsed after an explosion. Read more on their website:

www.nytimes.com

Any New Yorkers around here??

regards, Martijn

[Edited 2006-07-10 15:42:49]

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

I doubt its a terrorist attack. They're not going to go after a 3 story building in a city full of skyscrapers.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
I doubt its a terrorist attack. They're not going to go after a 3 story building in a city full of skyscrapers.

 thumbsup 

Perhaps a gas leak...



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

NYC Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says a gas explosion appears to be the cause of the building collapse.

User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
NYC Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says a gas explosion appears to be the cause of the building collapse.

Dam....I hope no one was hurt!!!

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Latest world is that one of the medical doctors who own/occupy the building may have blown him self up in an act of Suicide!!!
So far one dead, 3 injured.
The building is a 3 story townhouse on 62nd St. between Park and Madison. It is a serious situation, windows were blown out across the street, some firefighters/rescue people have been injured in their work. It is a real mess in the neighborhood.


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting Vaporlock (Reply 4):
Dam....I hope no one was hurt!!!

Me too.. terror or no terror, it must be pretty scary. The "why would they go after..." mentality is often what terrorists hope for- but a three story building does seem a little puny for a terrorist attack- not that it's horrible for the people involved already...


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Corrections: no one yet dead, but 11 people including people on the street and firefighers injured.
The story gets more crazy. Apparently the medical doctor who set the explosion off is still alive, but with burns over 70% of his body (a lovely twist of justice). He is an emergency room doctor at a nearby hospital and lived in the building.
Apparently the building was to be sold and the deal closed on it at the end of the month for $10,000,000 as a court ordered settlement of a nasty divorce from his ex-wife. Because of some complications in the ownership, he may not have gotten much out of the deal as well as losing his apartment so perhaps if he can win he will ruin the asset and go out in a blast of glory. What a fool.
He had sent an e-mail to the ex-wife telling her he was going to take his life. Then ConEd was called due to a gas smell by someone, so emergency services were on the scene quickly. This tool even used his cell phone while still in the rubble to help the EMT's find him.
Several streets or parts of them in the area are closed. The building is about 1 story of rubble. It's sad what people will do in their perveted spite against an ex-love.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5165724.stm

Appears a firefighter has serious injuries  Sad



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
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http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...-explodes-and/20060710092109990009

Russell



Things aren't always as they seem
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Did anyone notice that Fox News did eight "FOX NEWS ALERT" announcements about this in one hour? Cripes. If they did that for every 3-story building fire in the country, they'd have to start four new channels to handle all their "FOX NOOSE ALERTS."

Big deal. A guy opens the gas valves, waits a few minutes, and strikes a match. Boom. I'm willing to bet it happens a few times a day throughout the country.

Mark


User currently offlineYirmiyahu From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 49 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Quoting Varig767 (Thread starter):
Any New Yorkers around here??

I have a friend who lives in the area as well as the fact that I almost became room mates with him in that apartment. As far as I know he is OK and it's probably an explosion from a gas leak of sorts.

Regards
Yirmiyahu



Hine Ma Tov Umenayim, Shevet Achim Gam Yachad
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting Varig767 (Thread starter):
Any New Yorkers around here??

I walked by Park on the way to my office on 60th, about 9.45 am and it was quite an impressive sight watching the firemen at work. Interestingly there was also a film shoot happening (Law and Order?) at about the same time a few blocks up. Quite a few choppers 'parked' above Central Park - you couldn't get away from the noise.

People were just walking by, not gawking. I think New Yorkers still suffer from post 9/11 trauma, and have no further appetite for any kind of bad news.

I wonder what really happened - was the explosion intended or a by-product of a suicide attempt?

Overall, there's a feeling of relief that nobody was killed.


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