Fire Breaks Out at Baudouine Building in Midtown

DNAinfo - November 22, 2011

by Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN -- A fire tore through a commercial building at 1181 Broadway, at West 28th Street, Monday evening, fire officials said. More than 106 firefighters from 25 units responded to the two-alarm blaze at 5:51 p.m., FDNY officials said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. It was unclear where the fire started in the 11-story building, according to the FDNY.

The stately 1896 structure, known as the Baudouine Building, has a small Greco-Roman temple on its rooftop, which a former Landmarks Preservation Commissioner called ''a little Parnassus in the sky."