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Debris from Flatiron steam pipe explosion found in more than a dozen buildings, officials say

Nearly all the buildings where debris was found have reopened.

Several buildings near the pipe explosion in the

Several buildings near the pipe explosion in the Flatiron District will need internal cleaning, the mayor's spokesman said. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Nearly all of the buildings where debris contaminated with asbestos was found after the July 19 steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District have been reopened as of Monday, the Office of Emergency Management said.

One out of the 15 contaminated buildings, 141 Fifth Ave./145 Fifth Ave., still requires cleaning before it can fully reopen.

A total of 45 buildings were checked for debris after the explosion on Fifth Avenue between 20th and 21st streets.

If anyone returning to a building near the explosion site sees debris, they should call 212-358-4565 or go to the reception center at The Clinton School (10 E. 15th St.), which will remain open until 5 p.m. Monday, OEM said.

Here’s the full list of 44 buildings that have been cleared since the explosion:

  • 119 Fifth Ave./3 E. 19th St.
  • 123 Fifth Ave.
  • 125 Fifth Ave.
  • 129-131 Fifth Ave.
  • 133 Fifth Ave.
  • 135 Fifth Ave.
  • 137 Fifth Ave.
  • 139 Fifth Ave.
  • 142 Fifth Ave./1 W. 19th St./5 W. 19th St.
  • 144 Fifth Ave.
  • 146 Fifth Ave.
  • 149 Fifth Ave./921 Broadway/925 Broadway
  • 155 Fifth Ave.
  • 160 Fifth Ave.
  • 162 Fifth Ave./1 W. 21st St.
  • 164 Fifth Ave.
  • 166 Fifth Ave.
  • 927 Broadway
  • 7 W. 19th St.
  • 9 W. 19th St.
  • 11 W. 19th St./17 W. 19th St./10 W. 20th St./16 W. 20th St.
  • 3 W. 20th St./156 Fifth Ave.
  • 4 W. 20th St./150 Fifth Ave.
  • 5 E. 20th St.
  • 7 E. 20th St.
  • 5 W. 20th St.
  • 6 W. 20th St.
  • 7 W. 20th St.
  • 9 W. 20th St.
  • 11 W. 20th St.
  • 15 W. 20th St.
  • 17 W. 20th St.
  • 10 E. 21st St./915 Broadway
  • 4 W. 21st St./10 W. 21st St.
  • 5 W. 21st St.
  • 7 W. 21st St.
  • 12 W. 21st St.
  • 16 W. 21st St.
  • 18 W. 21st St.
  • 19 W. 21st St.
  • 22 W. 21st St.
  • 29 W. 21st St.
  • 30 W. 21st St.
  • 16 W. 22nd St./15 W. 21st St.

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