A hotel façade in Lower Manhattan was victimized by the high winds at about 10:15 AM on Monday morning. The glass panel was dislodged from the building’s 23rd floor. A second glass panel on the 14th floor was also damaged, but did not shatter. No one was injured in the mishap, and the sidewalk below was roped off briefly. Both guest rooms involved in today’s incident were unoccupied at the time of the accident. The same building, The Millenium Hilton Hotel lost part of its glass façade in a separate incident in January.
Building inspectors from the city inspected the affected side of the building, but did not find any further damage. In the January mishap, a piece of metal struck a glass panel on the building’s 18th floor and shattered a window. The affected guest room was occupied, but the guests were not present at the time of the incident.
Falling glass wasn’t the only wind-related concern in New York City on Monday. The wind also collapsed the roof of a car wash in Queens. Fortunately, calmer weather is on tap for the city in the coming week.
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