One Dead in Parking Garage Collapse in Lower Manhattan

A parking garage on Ann Street in Lower Manhattan collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, killing one person and injuring five others, officials said.

Pictures and video from the scene, at 37 Ann Street, between Nassau and William Streets, showed cars pancaked atop one another and dust rising from the wreckage. The collapse appeared to have sent rubble from the top deck down to street level.

One snippet of footage shot from a nearby rooftop showed a cloud of dust rising from below while a distant voice shouted, “Get out! Get out! Get out!” A voice near the camera responded with a single, stunned vulgarity.

Officials initially said they had reports of people being trapped, but Chief John M. Esposito, the Fire Department’s chief of operations, said at a news conference at the collapse site that he believed all the workers at the garage had been accounted for.

Mayor Eric Adams, speaking at the news conference, said that four of those hurt in the cave-in had been hospitalized. He did not…

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This article was written by Ed Shanahan and originally published on