“It was like a bomb”: skyscraper window fell 53 stories due to strong winds on Christmas Eve in New York | The State

As strong winds whipped through New York on Christmas Eve, glass fell from the 53rd floor of a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.

Miraculously no one was injured when the glass fell next to the Greek restaurant “Loi Estiatorio”, on 58th St, between 6th and 7th Av., although the entrance to the skyscraper is on 57th Street, which exemplifies the magnitude of the gusts.

“The whole window came down”, said MarĂ­a Loi, chef and owner of the premises to Pix11. “It was like a bomb.” He then canceled the reservations because he did not want to risk the safety of his customers.

Added that at the beginning of this year, a falling metal socket tore a hole in his outdoor dining tent, smashed a glass table and He almost killed a waiter. So now the restaurants in the area they are considering legal options.

With potentially severe wind gusts of up to 65 mph in the Thursday 24th forecast, the Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a warning to all builders, contractors and crane operators to secure construction sites.


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