I felt it appropriate to give the Conspiracy Theorists something to cackle about, at least until the story has developed.... BREAKING NEWS Official: Building collapses in lower Manhattan - Life- msnbc.com Official: Building collapses in lower Manhattan Unclear whether the building was occupied, NYC fire department says updated 28 minutes ago NEW YORK - The New York City Fire Department said on Thursday that a building at a construction site in lower Manhattan had collapsed. It was not clear whether the building was occupied when it fell down, officials said. The address was listed as 69 Reade Street, between Broadway and Church streets. Further details were not immediately available. This is a developing story. Please check back for details.