The local television news called it New York's largest fire in 10 years, including 9-11, in terms of manpower. I don't know how that can be true, but 350 firefighers were reported to be at this fire. It's 1:30 now and, although the fire is under control, I am still hearing fire engines rushing past our apartment, which is about 3/4 of a mile from the fire. I saw some EMS on the scene, but it's not known whether there were any squatters living in the warehouse.
A shot from our roof, followed by photos that are self-explanatory:
This is how the main warehouse looked immediately after its collapse, which I saw from about 500 feet away, corner of Franklin and Oak:
In this last shot you can see, in front of the Empire State Building, streams of water, probably from fire boats on the river.