Hurricane Sandy Rips Facade Off Building in New York City

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Rips Facade Off an Apartment Building in New York City

Hurricane Sandy tore the facade off a four-story apartment building on 8th Avenue in the Chelsea District of Manhattan.

The surreal image looks like a child’s doll house. Looking closely at the picture, you can see furniture and beds inside. Missing, of course, are the people who once lived there.

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7 Responses to Hurricane Sandy Rips Facade Off Building in New York City

  1. Adirondacky says:

    How can a building be so poorly constructed? Did the builders glue the facade to the frame?

  2. fran says:

    Serious respect for Mother Nature!

  3. Mauigirl says:

    Scary! So far the facade of our house has remained in place.

  4. Vivzz says:

    I saw this on TV. You know, I’m not a superstitious person and I don’t believe in God. But I do believe in science and facts. Is this terrible, deadly late-season hurricane the result of global warming? If so, I think our future is going to be very difficult.

  5. Joe in Colorado says:

    I hope the worst of Sandy is over and everyone is safe. So much death and destruction. I saw on the BBC website a total of 65 dead when adding the deaths in the Caribbean, along with the USA and in Canada. A terrible storm.

  6. fran says:

    Related: Massive power outage & tips of how to keep your cell phone charged up:

    • Power down or turn off the backlight
    • charge the phone off your laptop if the cell phone has a longer battery life
    • turn off apps that continually drain power
    • charge the cell phone up off your car battery
    • use an inverter hooked up to a car type battery (newer inverters have both 110 v plugs ins & USB ports. )

  7. Randy Arroyo says:

    Unconfirmed reports say the apartment building was being used as a hotel for foreigners visiting New York City. No permits, no fire codes enforced and no certificate of occupancy. If this is true, the owner(s) of the building is in big trouble with New York City.

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