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Crane Strikes 25-Story Building, No Injuries

Saturday, March 27, 2010

NEW YORK — A listing crane has struck the side of a 25-story building near Wall Street, disrupting traffic in the area and leading to the evacuations of nearby buildings.

The Fire Department of New York says there were no injuries Saturday after the crane hit a 23rd-story ledge of a building on Maiden Lane, about three blocks from Wall Street. It's unclear whether the lower Manhattan building was damaged.

Firefighters say at least 6 trucks responded to the area. Some traffic has been diverted, and streets have been closed.

Police say the struck building and two buildings next to it have been evacuated as a precaution. The buildings are in a district with lots of office space, but at least one of the buildings is residential.

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