A parking garage on Ann Street in Lower Manhattan collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, killing one person as officials said they had reports of people trapped in the rubble.
Pictures and video from the scene, at 37 Ann Street, 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.
Mayor Eric Adams said in a news conference at the scene that at least one person was dead. He said four people were hospitalized.
The Fire Department said it had pulled emergency services workers out of the site because of concerns about the integrity of what was left of the structure. Officials said they were deploying rescuers using tower ladders to look for victims, as well as a team with drones and a robotic dog.
Rescue workers were removed from the structure over concerns about its stability.Credit…Charlie Franklin, via Associated Press
Buildings Department inspectors were also investigating at the scene of the collapse, which occurred at around 4 p.m., an agency spokesman said.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
Michael D. Regan contributed reporting.