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Townhouse Bounces Back After Nearly Getting Destroyed

When a listing claims a property is "newly and completely renovated," we're often suspicious of how far under the knife the place really went. But we have no doubts about 308 East 50th Street, a Turtle Bay townhouse where, on March 15, 2008, a huge steel I-beam fell out of the sky and crashed through the house's roof. The damage was caused by a crane collapse nearby that killed seven people, and now that the crane collapse building itself is back on track it makes sense that this neighbor has already fully recovered. The $4.75 million listing makes no mention of the accident (no one was hurt inside the house), but the Times connected the dots. There aren't many interior pics, but that garden sure looks nice. Floorplan and height chart(!) below.


· Listing: 308 East 50th Street [Corcoran]
· Town House in Crane Collapse Is for Sale [NYT]