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Your pictures: NY crane collapse

Photo: Seth Holladay

A construction crane collapsed on New York's Upper East Side on Friday. Local resident Seth Holladay was eating breakfast in his apartment opposite the building site when the crane collapsed.

Photo: Seth Holladay

Seth said: "The construction has been going on for a while and I had previously had some concerns about the machinery in an area full of high rise buildings."

Photo: Amanda Lynn Granek

Photographer Amanda Lynn Granek lives nearby she said: "Many residents of the Electra were on the street barefoot, people in the neighbouring buildings offered them shoes and clothing."

Photo: Amanda Lynn Granek

New York firemen on standby in front of the wrecked crane. Photo: Amanda Lynn Granek.

Photo: Amanda Lynn Granek

Amanda Lynn Granek was able to take some close up pictures of the building and the damage that was caused by the crane.

Photo: Justine Elliott

Justine Elliott was in her apartment when she heard a huge rumbling sound. Initially she just thought it was building work.

Photo: Justine Elliott

Justine said she was concerned about the crane being so large and so close to her apartment. She said it only took "a matter of seconds" for the crane to come down.

Photo: Justine Elliott

Rescue services were on the scene shortly after the crane collapsed. Photo: Justine Elliott. Send your photos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. See terms and conditions on the right.



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