Manhattan crane collapse (Video)

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A tower crane collapsed in lower Manhattan causing panic in a nearby building the incident that happened in TriBeca, New York City.

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Manhattan crane collapse

The man has now been named as  David Wichs 38-year-old Harvard graduate, he was sitting in his parked car when a construction crane crashed more than 200 feet to the ground in Manhattan killing him and injuring three others the accident happened in the morning . David Wichs was originally from Prague and immigrated to the US as a teenager later on he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics.

David worked in Manhattan at the computerized financial trading firm Tower Research Capital, it is believed he was about to go to the building where he worked when the accident happened.

The crane which was situated  at 57 Worth Street near Church Street and West Broadway in Tribeca, was being taken down when it plummeted at 8:24am, clipping two buildings as it fell on a line of parked cars. Dramatic cell phone footage (as Below) has captured the moment a construction crane crashed more than 200 feet to the ground in Manhattan this morning killing one and injuring three.

5/02/15 the video thought to be from an embassy nearby is below.