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At a midtown intersection, another sheet of glass falls

Post Time:Aug 13,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:156

If the sound of the 1,500-pound glass panel that plummeted Tuesday morning from a tower onto the covered sidewalk shed sounded familiar to anyone near 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas in New York, there was good reason — it was the second time in recent months that a sheet of glass had dropped onto that intersection.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the floor-to-ceiling-size glass panel, encased in a metal frame, fell more than 50 stories from the Bank of America building and shattered on a shed on the opposite side of 42nd Street, officials said.

Two people, whose names were not released, suffered minor injuries. One man was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center complaining of an injured leg, Fire Department officials said, and another person was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center with injuries that were not disclosed, according to an article in The New York Times Aug. 12.

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