NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Beware of falling ice near 1 World Trade Center.
In recent days, huge chunks of ice have been plummeting from the under-construction 1,776-foot skyscraper as well as its smaller cousin, the 52-story 7 World Trade Center.
“Every 15 minutes or so, a piece will come down,” Justin, a vendor who works at the plaza outside the two buildings, told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.
Justin said he wears a hard hat at all times while working.
“You look up, there are big chunks of ice falling down,” he said. “It just just comes down and crashing down, hitting the building, coming all the way out here to the sidewalk. It’s pretty crazy and dangerous if you ask me. You can see it coming. If you look up, you’ve got a chance to get out of the way. But if you’re not paying attention, it’s going to hurt.”
YouTube videos of the falling ice have emerged.
On Friday, the World Trade Center’s PATH exit had to be shut down briefly because there was so much falling ice.
The Port Authority said the situation has nothing to do with the skyscraper’s design and that once the building is fully occupied and heated, the icing conditions should no longer exist.
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