Photos: New York braces for Sandy

The facade of an apartment building collapsed on Monday, October 29, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Superstorm Sandy smashed ashore in the northeastern United States Monday night, triggering floods, fires and devastation. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/25/americas/gallery/weather-sandy/index.html'>See more photos of Sandy's destructive path.</a>

The facade of an apartment building collapsed on Monday, October 29, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Superstorm Sandy smashed ashore in the northeastern United States Monday night, triggering floods, fires and devastation. See more photos of Sandy's destructive path.