A vacant , open, unguarded building known for three things primarily:
Being in the Tribeca area about 7 blocks north from the World Trade center Site
Being cited for cracks & wobbly bricks and un-repaired cracks on its North & West sides
Being a site where homeless people were known to sleep.
This neighborhood is part of an "official" designated historic area. But it was only constructed in the 1980's.
A homeless man was known to "always sleep there"; under scaffolding in front of the building.
At 6:15 AM; a man who lives across the street was looking out of his window when:
"the brick started trickling out off the top corner".
"Then, within 10 seconds it just all came down like a wave or an avalanche".
What is good about this event ... at least astrologically ... is we know the exact longitude & latitude of the building and there was an eyewitness to the event from beginning to end who noted the time.
This provides some good research material and very few people were hurt.
2 Firefighters and one "civilian". All treated at a hospital for minor injuries.