Strong Winds Damage Skyscraper Windows in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gusts of high winds shattered glass windows on two Manhattan skyscrapers Monday night, raining glass on parts of midtown Manhattan.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory, saying winds are 40 miles an hour and gusting to 50 miles an hour in the New York metro area.
Police closed West 40th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues and Sixth Avenue near West 55th Street, after glass showered the streets during the evening rush hour.
2 Are Hurt in New York by Debris From Towers
Wind gusts knocked glass or debris from two skyscrapers in Midtown yesterday afternoon, including the new building that houses The New York Times. In each case, a pedestrian was reported to have been injured.
Glass was also reported to have fallen from a bank building in Passaic, N.J.
In all three cases, the police cordoned off areas near the buildings as a precaution.
Officials also blamed the wind for the collapse of a wall at a construction site in Brooklyn.
Why were glass and walls that cannot withstand 50mph winds installed in the first place?