It's a day of destruction in the once-peaceful borough of Brooklyn. First a crane came down at Red Hook Ikea; now, legendary Clinton Hill building Broken Angel has caught fire. The building, a previous Rumblings notable, was described here last year as an "in-progress work of art and residence of Arthur Wood, and Best Urban Folly of 2001." Curbed tipsters whispered at the time that it's a mess inside. Hmmm.
This Flickr photoset, via Gothamist, makes it appear the damage is restricted to the upper turrets of the building.
· Oh No! Broken Angel is Burning! [Gothamist]
· BREAKING: Broken Angel on Fire! [Brooklyn Record]
· Rumblings & Bumblings: Brooklyn Angels [Curbed]