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Fire breaks out at CBS-owned 51 West 52th Street

Tower has been evacuated: FDNY
October 14, 2016 08:05AM

A fire broke out at CBS-owned office tower 51 West 52nd Street early Thursday morning.

A spokesperson for the New York City Fire Department told the Wall Street Journal that the fire broke out in the building’s basement at 6:30 a.m. and was under control by 9 a.m. No one was injured and the property was been evacuated. Fire trucks caused traffic delays on Fifth Avenue.

Tenants in the 37-story, 1-million-square-foot building include law firms Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. The building, known as Black Rock, was built in 1965 and is the company headquarters for CBS, but doesn’t house its broadcast studios.

Last year, a fire broke out in Extell’s Avery condo tower on the Upper West Side.  [WSJ] — Konrad Putzier