Glass falls from Manhattan high rise

August 12, 2008 2:33:31 PM PDT
A large pane of glass fell from a high rise building under construction in Midtown Manhattan. The glass fell from the Bank of America building at 1 Bryant Park, according to police.

It fell across the street onto scaffolding surrounding the Verizon building.

No injuries were immediately reported.

Traffic was closed in the area.

The Bank of America building is a 2.1 million square foot, 54-story crystalline skyscraper located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park will serve as the headquarters for Bank of America's operations in New York City when it opens in, and house its global corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and consumer and commercial banking businesses.

It is located on the west side of Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Street.


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