Media reports confirm 34 East 62nd Street as the address of the building that collapsed into rubble earlier this morning on the Upper East Side. Above, via PropertyShark, a pre-collapse look at the building. After the jump, the PropertyShark report on the building, which was built in 1910 and last traded hands in 1981.
Latest word: Prior to the collapse, Con Ed was investigating reports of a gas odor at 36 East 62nd (that building has apparently suffered damage in the rear). The explosion—which is unofficially being attributed to a gas leak—seems to have happened in the basement. Five civilians injured, one critically; three firefighters injured too, none seriously.
New latest word: ABC News is reporting that 34 East 62nd Street was to be put on the market at the end of the month, as part of a divorce settlement among the building's owners. Also, there may be a connection between the building collapse and an earlier call from someone inside the building threatening to commit suicide.