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    NYC Skyscraper Evacuated as Fire Breaks Out

    A skyscraper at Hudson Yards was evacuated after a small fire broke out on an upper floor Thursday afternoon. Ray Villeda reports.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017)

    A skyscraper at Hudson Yards was evacuated after a small fire broke out on an upper floor Thursday afternoon. 

    A spokesman for 10 Hudson Yards says a small electrical fire broke out on the 27th floor at 10 Hudson Yards, on West 30th Street. Smoke was visible from the street below. 

    Firefighters were entering the 55-story office building as people streamed out, going down staircases and out of the lobby. The FDNY initially said the entire building was evacuated, but a spokesman for the building said only four floors were evacuated.

    Everyone has since returned to the building. 

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    Reporter Andrew Siff gets an exclusive tour of 10 Hudson Yards, the first skyscraper in Manhattan’s new West Side skyline. The 52-story tower, which opens May 31, is part of a $25 billion project that is putting this long-overlooked neighborhood on the map. Five other towers are now under construction at the site and the entire Hudson Yards project is slated for completion in 2024. “We will have created a city within the city,” said Related Hudson Yards President Jay Cross. "It's going to be the future of New York."
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    There was no reports of any injuries. 

    The building opened in May 2016, the first skyscraper to be built on the new West Side skyline. Watch reporter Andrew Siff's first look at the building.

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