Breaking: Building Collapse at Trump Soho

Melissa Hom
Photo: Melissa Hom

According to Curbed and the view from our office window, a major chunk of concrete has fallen from the top of the Trump Soho. One unconfirmed fatality; more as we know it.

UPDATE 2:45: Our photographer on the scene says one fatality is now confirmed; they're still trying to remove people from the building, which is happening very slowly. Photos of that after the jump. From our view here at the office, we can see the crane moving (scary); Varick has been shut down.

UPDATE 2:50:A reader tells Gothamist: "I'm in the building next door, and when the collapse occurred a whole load of debris and wet cement fell partly on my building and partly on the ground below. I could see a worker swept off the roof into the safety net attached to the building."

UPDATE 3:15: The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation weighs in with their tasteful take on the situation: "This building was already a monument to greed and hubris; now, sadly, it will be a monument to tragedy as well."

UPDATE 3:25: From our reporter on the scene: Paramedic Walter Brown, in describing what happened to a worker trapped in the debris, says “He was in concrete up to his neck." Authorities are still unsure if there are more injuries.

LATEST UPDATE: See our new post, in which the plot thickens. Trump Soho Victim Had Wife, Kids. Project Was Under Investigation for Code Violations.

Melissa Hom

Two of the workers who were inside the building.Photo: Melissa Hom


Melissa Hom

Photo: Melissa Hom


Melissa Hom

Photo: Melissa Hom