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Tribeca buildings flooded as mains bursts

Fifteen buildings in the New York Tribeca district were flooded on Friday as an 1870-installed water main burst creating a flood up to 4 feet deep according to local press. The New York Times and NY Daily News reported the floods affected 3 blocks and forced the evacuation of several buildings.

While once a neglected industrial district of New York, Tribeca has in the past two decades been significantly rejuvenated and is now a popular housing district. The district is home to several inspiring constructions including the ongoing 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron, a 57 storey residential tower set to preside over the district. The district will also soon be home to UN Studio's first American venture, Five Franklin Place, a luxury condominium tower. Among the buildings affected by the flooding was landmark art deco office and hotel block 60 Hudson, formerly the Western Union Building, which occupies a whole block. The building was designated a historic landmark in 1992. It remains to be seen what damage has been caused by the reported 3 feet of water that seeped into the building.

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