Watch: Dramatic Video Shows NYC Crane Collapse

Dramatic cellphone video captured the moment a 15-story crane toppled over in lower Manhattan Friday morning, killing one man as he sat in a car on a nearby street.

The video was shot by Glenn Zito from the window of a high-rise office building in the Tribeca neighborhood where the crane collapsed.

“He’s moving fast now. He’s dropping it really quick,” Zito said as the boom of the crane begins to topple over.

“Oh s—t! It’s falling! It’s falling! Oh it broke!” Zito yells in disbelief as the boom falls and smashes into the street below.

The crane collapsed on Worth Street near Church Street at about 8:25 a.m., authorities said. One man was killed and three other were injured in the accident.

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