Fire Breaks Out On The Roof Of The New York Fed

Tyler Durden's picture

Dozens of firefighters are fighting a blaze which broke out on the top of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NBC New York reports. The fire broke out sometime before 8:40 p.m. on the roof of the 14-story building at 33 Liberty St. in Lower Manhattan, the location of the world's biggest gold vault as Simon Gruber knows too well.

Several videos show numerous fire trucks at the scene around 9 p.m. 

Contrary to recurring rumors that the fire was created from excess money creation, the FDNY said that a generator on the roof of the building caused the fire in a chimney, although the severity of the damage to the building is not known.

No injuries have been reported.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the most important of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that are part of the Federal Reserve system, the central banking system of the United States. As previously reported, the world's most important trading desk, also known as the "Plunge Protection Team", is located on the 9th floor of the New York Fed.

Here are some snapshots.

Blake Gwinn, left, and James White in the operations room at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (source)







A Trader Monitors Four Computer Screens on the Open Market Trading Desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (source)






Open Market Trading Floor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (source)







And just because...


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cherry picker's picture

I wouldn't hang around there, may collapse like #7 did during 9/11.  They don't build good hi-rises in NYC

Forest for the Trees's picture

It has been scientifically* proven that the burning of fiat in combination with printer ink as a catalyst produces a heat so intense that it can melt steel girders and framing.  I'm simply amazed that this building didn't collapse into it's own footprint, along with a corresponding 'sympathy collapse' of the surrounding buildings.


*Standard disclaimer: I am not a scientist, and I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Didn't JP Morgan move a "load" of Ag 3 years ago with a major fire as a nice diversion?...

So It Goes's picture

OMG - the only time on ZH!

The responses here are uniform and hilarious.  Concerning the Fed - we are as one!

jsgibson's picture

Someone must have gotten carried away with their burnt sacrifice to Molech this evening.

loub215's picture

Printing presses overheating?

panicearly's picture

Must be moving some gold.

bunkers's picture

It occurs to me that we should start a legal fund and call it "The Thinking Man's Legal Expenses".

juicy_bananas's picture

Building 7 Never Forget

Maximeme Q's picture

No injuries have been reported.

Better luck next time.

Freedumb's picture

Nothing to worry about folks. The fed is just creating jobs in repair, contracting, and construction by burning portions of its building, as part of a new initiative to get more directly involved in labor markets.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

They're getting bored cooking the books

so they're practicing deep frying them.

VWAndy's picture

 What kinda idiot would put it out?

Ms No's picture

May the road rise up to meet you and may the eye or Mordor stay up off you.  I hope I don't go to a Communist prison camp for this....

Omega_Man's picture

chop the heads off bankers

ClickNLook's picture

The joke is on us. Their Christmas bonuses will not get affected.

Grandad Grumps's picture

If you can find them after this weekend ... but take their heads only after a fair trial for treason.

freedom1798's picture

Some nigger music combined with a fire on the Fed building.    Nice job, tyler. (sarc)

Fundies's picture

We dont need no water let the mothertrucker burn. ....burn mothertrucker burn !!!!

highwaytoserfdom's picture

sory could not resist #alanBenFelon


Watch out
You might get what you're after
Cool, babies!
Strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight
Wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight
We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket, pack your bag
Time for jumping overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far
Maybe you know where you are
Fighting fire with fire

All wet
Here, you might need a raincoat
Dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hundred sixty-five degrees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place
Sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work
Say “baby, what did you expect”
Gonna burst into flame

Burning down the house

My house
Stout of the ordinary
That’s right
Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support
And you have not seen nothing yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect
Staring into the TV set

Fighting fire with fire

HRH Feant2's picture

Hahahaha, burn baby burn!

juicy_bananas's picture

Larry Silverstein is pleased.

hsun85's picture

Oh no, FED is using Burn Bins.

flyingcaveman's picture

Its just smoke!  There's no fire. 

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Generator started the fire? 

Well, I'm sure it must be an anti-Semitic generator. 

Call the SPLC!!

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Have that generator arrested!!!

Charge it with hate crimes!!!

ClickNLook's picture

Ban generators! Especially the bumping kind.

Is-Be's picture

Tom Waits

"God's away on Busines"

All Hail Odin!

I'd sell your heart to the junk man baby 
For a buck, for a buck 
If you're looking for someone 
To pull you out of that ditch 
You're out of luck, you're out of luck The ship is sinking
The ship is sinking
The ship is sinking
There's leak, there's a leak,
In the boiler room
The poor, the lame, the blind
Who ore the ones that we kept in charge
Killers, thieves, and lawyers God's Away, God's away 
God's away on Business. Business. God's Away, 
God's Away God's Away on Business. Business. Digging up the dead with
A shovel and a pick
It's a job, it's a job
Bloody moon rising with
A plague and a flood
Join the mob, join the mob
It's all over. It's all over, It's all over
There's a leak, there's a leak,
In the boiler room
The poor, the lame, the blind
Who are the ones that we kept in charge?
Killers, thieves, and lawyers
God's away. God's away, God's away
On Business. Business.
God's away, God's away. God's away
On Business. Goddamn there's always such
A big temptation
To be good, To be good
There's always free cheddar in
A mousetrap, baby
It's a deal, it's a deal
God's away, God's away, God's away
On Business. Business.
I narrow my eyes like a coin slot baby,
Let her ring, let her ring
God's Away, God's Away
God's Away on Business.
Business... Songwriters: Kathleen Brennan / Thomas Alan Waits God's Away on Business lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos
Phelps's picture

Simon Gruber? Better watch for Hans Gruber.

Omega_Man's picture

satan's house is burning

dietrolldietroll's picture

BLM is pissed the Fed is gonna raise rates.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Why would the BLM, Bureau of Land management, be so angry ? do you see how a Federal entity, the BLM , Bureau of Land management has been wiped from Web searches by this simple trick while they get all federal on Mines and Wild horses out in the West ? Google BLM. Apparently it's a Charity for Black people now and has nothing to do with public resources and vast areas of the Continent put in their Trust for the American people.

Omega_Man's picture

God is attacking merica with storms and burning the fed!

0hedgehog's picture

Fire on the roof? Next the building will collapse and the gold will become molten and drain into the ground to be lost forever..

idontcare's picture

Like what happened on 9/11 under the towers? <sarc>

Eyes Opened's picture

Or.... the streets will LITERALLY be paved with gold.... lol

Dude-dude's picture

But the building didn't collapse!

Goldennutz's picture


Goldennutz's picture
Michael Rothman @TheRealRothman

Must be a fire going on at the Federal Reserve... Never seen so many fire trucks in my life at least 15




He CAN'T be from NYC!!!