DEVELOPING STORY: Workers have evacuated New York City’s fourth largest skyscraper over reports of heavy shaking. No one was injured and the building is not in danger of collapsing.
The Daily Mail described it as a “huge shake” rippling through the interior of the 93-story tower. People inside the building were safely evacuated.
“It felt like the floor dropped 5 feet and continued to bounce. Evacuated to Madison Avenue and multiple floors are reporting this,” one person wrote on social media. “13, 33, and 60. So far they say they are investigating and there is ‘no cause for concern.’ It is very scary.”
A spokesperson for building management said the shaking was the result of a faulty exterior elevator.
“Earlier today an exterior elevator at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt malfunctioned while mechanics were performing maintenance on it, causing a vibration to be felt in the building,” the spokesman told DailyMail.com. “SUMMIT was closed to the public at the time, no one was injured and there is no danger to the building or its occupants.”
The SUMMIT provides breathtaking views of midtown Manhattan and Central Park. The new tower is located near Grand Central Terminal.