A building that is under construction in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) February 25, 2015
MANHATTAN | W57 ST & 11TH AVE | *BUILDING COLLAPSE | REPORT OF PPL PINNED, BUILDING UNDER DEMOLITION, NYPD K-9 ENROUTE
— One Police Plaza (@1PolicePlaza) February 25, 2015
Heading to 57th @ 11th av in Manhattan, where a building repeatedly collapsed.
— Nicolás Medina Mora (@MedinaMora) February 25, 2015
— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) February 25, 2015
There were reports people were trapped inside the building, but they have been accounted for.
NY1 confirmed the collapse, saying the building specifically is at W. 57th street near 11th Ave.
A CBS reporter said that at least one person suffered minor injuries.
Meanwhile, photos that were being shared on Twitter show a school bus parked outside the building with debris on its roof.
Specifically, the building is located between 11th and 12th Avenues on W. 57th Street.
Officials told CBS workers were digging inside of the partially constructed building when it collapsed.
Footage taken by NY1 and other broadcasters showed a large hole in the side of a building.
A large number of ambulances and fire trucks were seen in the vicinity of the collapse.
Story is developing…