from gothamist: An explosion occurred at the Midtown building that houses News corporation businesses including Fox News and the NY Post. Fox 5 reports that a man was burned in the chemical explosion and 700 people have been evacuated. However, “the explosion has not interrupted the cable news channel’s broadcast.”
1211 Avenue of the Americas is partly owned by the Rockefeller Group Development Corporation. It was opened in 1973 and is a “1.9 million square foot Class-A office building,” with 45 stories.
In the Post’s story about the explosion, so far it does not mention that the building is where its operations, as well as those of other Fox entities, are located.
from usa today: There was a “chemical explosion” this morning at the headquarters of Fox News Channel in Manhattan, according to CNN.
The network, which says it confirmed this report with the fire department, is reporting that four floors were evacuated. Some 700 people have fled the building, including at least one person who was burned in the blast, the local Fox station reports.
Update at 11:47 a.m. ET: Fox News Channel is still broadcasting. The network reports that the chemical explosion occurred on the 45th floor of the building.
Updates at 11:52 a.m. ET: WNYW-TV says there are “reports that the explosion happened in a cooling station in the building.”
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