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Think of it as a slow motion disaster movie set in a high-class Manhattan hotel, but instead of creeping lava igniting a towering inferno, it was concrete that was pouring into the marble lobby of Le Parker Meridien this morning after a wall collapse at a construction site next door. Grey sludge began to set around marble columns, on pricey rugs, and trapping furniture as workers raced to remove the concrete in wheelbarrows and hosed off floors. There's no word on whether any guests attempted to immortalize themselves walk-of-fame style in the hotel's lobby. Thank goodness for small miracles; Burger Joint's operations are unaffected by the spill.

· Concrete Floods Le Parker Meridien Hotel Lobby [DNAinfo]
· Wet Cement Fills Parker Meridien Lobby After Collapse [GershonMedia]

Le Parker Méridien New York

119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019 212-245-5000