Steel smashes into 4 WTC and shatters facade

TRD New York /
Jun.June 27, 2012 04:30 PM

A week that started off so positively for 4 World Trade Center has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. After celebrating its topping off on Monday, the building has seen consecutive days of construction accidents. This morning, the New York Daily News reported that a peice of steel being carried by crane to the upper part of the tower slammed into the building’s 45th floor, shattering glass and sending it tumbling on to Liberty Street and the 9/11 Memorial. The memorial was shut down for the day and Liberty Street was closed to traffic.

No pedestriasns were hurt in the accident because the sidewalks were covered by a construction shed.

The accident comes a day after a construction worker was impaled by a piece of steal at the site and sent to the hospital.

Tishman Construction, the contractor for the construction site, blamed a strong gust of wind for the accident. “We have suspended steel lifts pending an investigation, are inspecting the entire façade of the building, and are reviewing protocols for evaluating weather conditions,” said a company spokesperson. [NYDN]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The architect claims the design, construction and marketing of the tower rips off the design of a tower he planned and modeled for his thesis

Lawsuit over WTC design is whittled down

Fintech firm to double space, swap buildings at World Trade Center

Here’s how much Spotify is paying for its latest 4 WTC lease

Daniel Tishman to be honored with Harry Helmsley award at REBNY gala

Tishman Realty lands $190M refinancing for InterContinental Times Square

AECOM Tishman tapped to work on 270 Park Avenue

Tishman’s refi of Westin in Times Square grows to $312M

Murder at Waterline Square: Supervisor fatally shot by worker at luxury condo site

arrow_forward_ios