Hurricane Sandy Rips Face Off NYC Building [VIDEO]

Published:8:10 pm EDT, October 29, 2012| Updated:8:35 am EDT, October 30, 2012|

Hurricane Sandy tonight ripped the facade off a building in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, leaving apartments exposed to the world as if in a giant dollhouse.

DNAinfo reports that emergency personnel responded around 6:30 p.m. to the four-story building at 92 8th Avenue near 14th Street.

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The dramatic destruction in Chelsea — home to the post-divorce Katie Holmes — comes after an afternoon crane collapse at the so-called global billionaires' club in Midtown Manhattan.

The facade collapse (B) was about 10 blocks from Katie Holmes' apartment building, the Chelsea Mercantile (A):

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