Gas leak forces evacuation of high-rise building

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April 15, 2011 7:57:34 AM PDT
A gas leak prompted the partial evacuation of a building in Battery Park City Friday morning.

The leak was reported at The Solaire building at 20 River Terrace just before 10:30 a.m.

The lower part of the building was being evacuated as a precaution as workers tried to locate the leak.

The 27-story luxury residential tower is a green building, which meets strict environmental guidelines. It consumes 35 percent less energy than other residential high-rise building.

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