A crane collapsed in downtown New York on Friday morning, killing at least one person sitting in a car and injuring three pedestrians.
As snow was falling, the crane collapsed shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Worth Street between West Broadway and Church Street in Tribeca, the fire department said. The crane struck several buildings as it crashed to the street, a city official told WNBC. Several cars were crushed under the crane, which spanned two city blocks.
The crane had been working at the former Western Union building, a New York City landmark, since Jan. 30, Reuters said.
The building houses data centers and is considered an important U.S. telecommunications hub for high-speed connections to Wall Street and the Internet., according to Reuters.