Breaking: The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is on Fire [PHOTOS]

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 at 8:18 pm by
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Reports are coming in that the rooftop of the Germania Bank Building – a designated city landmark – is on fire. A dispatch of firefighters raced to the scene a short time ago and scaled the roof to extinguish the flames.

More as it becomes available.

Aby Rosen is now the rightful owner of this Bowery beauty. He purchased the mansion from photographer Jay Maisel for $55 million a couple years ago. It’s currently undergoing a deep cleanse to rid the years (and layers) of graffiti caked onto its facade.

Update 8:31pm: It seems that the fire involved a “propane tank.” Or, an explosion. That’s what one neighbor heard, at least. No one is reported injured.

Update 8:44pm: the fire has reportedly been extinguished.

Drop a line if you have more photos from the fire.

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Photo: Patrick Cappiello

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