From the Daily News:
They paid as much as $3 million for their fancy midtown condos - but the Buildings Department has barred them from stepping out onto their balconies.
The reason? Huge glass panels are falling from the luxurious, 42-floor tower, city officials said.
The balconies at 325 Fifth Ave., between 32nd and 33rd Sts., are now wrapped with unsightly protective mesh and fortified with plywood after glass started falling last month.
Scaffolding was erected over the sidewalk to protect pedestrians after the Department of Buildings banned residents from using the balconies, whose glass panes have dislodged.
Witnesses say the glass sheets fall whole, but break as they hit the side of the building on the way down to the street.