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BREAKING: 34 East 62nd Before the Fall

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.

· BREAKING: Building Collapse on Upper East Side [Curbed]