TF Cornerstone-owned building in Hell’s Kitchen collapses

Three-story property at 642 West 57th Street was in process of demolition

TRD New York /
Feb.February 25, 2015 05:08 PM

UPDATED, 7:50 p.m., Feb. 25: A three-story Hell’s Kitchen building owned by TF Cornerstone partially collapsed this afternoon while it was being demolished. At least one person, a construction worker on the site at 642 West 57th Street and 11th Avenue, was injured, according to DNAinfo and other news reports.

Firefighters used drilling equipment to examine the damage done to the property. Rubble from the collapse damaged a school bus parked nearby, according to the website.

The outer shell prematurely collapsed around 2:30 p.m. The construction worker was taken to the hospital, officials said. Sixteen workers were in the process of taking the building down.

“Site safety is always our first priority as it relates to construction, and we are cooperating fully with all relevant authorities to try to determine what caused this occurrence,” a spokesperson for TF Cornerstone said in a statement.

Just yesterday, a construction worker at the Barclays Center was crushed to death by falling steel beams, as previously reported. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
TF Cornerstone president Frederick Elghanayan and 595 Dean Street (Credit: CityRealty, Google Maps)

TF Cornerstone’s Prospect Heights two-tower project unveiled

A rendering of 615 Dean Street in Brooklyn and TF Cornerstone president Frederick Elghanayan

TF Cornerstone lands financing for Pacific Park dev sites

TF Cornerstone lands $484M refi for Midtown rental tower

TF Cornerstone lands $484M refi for Midtown rental tower

TF Cornerstone paid $143M for Pacific Park development sites

TF Cornerstone paid $143M for Pacific Park development sites

TF Cornerstone gets roughly $700M in financing for LIC affordable housing project

TF Cornerstone gets roughly $700M in financing for LIC affordable housing project

32BJ is very happy that Amazon is coming to Queens

32BJ is very happy that Amazon is coming
to Queens

TF Cornerstone, Brodsky take over 3 sites at Pacific Park

TF Cornerstone, Brodsky take over 3 sites at Pacific Park

What we know about the Miami Beach building collapse and the firms involved

What we know about the Miami Beach building collapse and the firms involved

arrow_forward_ios