Pedestrians in Manhattan were re-routed due to safety concerns from falling ice chunks off 1 World Trade Center.
Icy conditions can be hazardous everywhere, even from above. Recently, pedestrians in Manhattan narrowly missed falling blocks of ice.
The nation's tallest building has been shedding ice for days now, wreaking havoc on commuters and forcing the closure of several streets in the vicinity of 1 World Trade.
Luckily the hazard wasn’t a concern to residents in the 104 story building as there are none…. Yet. One World Trade Center remains under construction.
The problem of the falling ice pertained more to pedestrians who used the area surrounding the base of the building to get where they needed to go. Several streets had to be closed off temporarily, as well as the World Trade Center PATH station, inconveniencing many commuters.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the falling ice chunks. Anthony Hayes from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said authorities have “been taking every precaution to ensure public safety with regard to ice accumulation on buildings at World Trade Center.”
According to Port Authority officials, the ice issue shouldn’t be a problem in the future when the building is fully occupied and heated.