FDR Drive partially closed by falling glass

August 5, 2008 1:55:51 PM PDT
Glass falling from a 17th floor window of an Upper East Side high-rise briefly shut down two lanes of the southbound FDR Drive. The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. at 1 East River Plaza, a residential tower adjacent to the drive on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Preliminary reports indicate that the five-foot by two-foot pane of glass crashed down. There are no reports of injuries.

In addition to the two southbound lanes closed on the drive near East 73rd St., the southbound exit at East 71st Street also closed. Both reopened just before 5:00 p.m.

A private contractor was called to the scene to assess the integrity of the building's glass.

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