Windows crashing in Times Square

So now New York pedestrians have to worry not only about falling cranes, but plates of glass descending from the sky. To be honest that possibility had occurred to me while admiring some of the skyscrapers under construction, but it’s still disconcerting to know that it happens. Luckily the New York Times has an article on strategies people are using to avoid the deadly objects raining from the sky in this city. Which mostly boils down to “don’t walk under sketchy-looking scaffolding,” a point which might have seemed obvious. On the other hand, it’s difficult not to walk under sketchy-looking scaffolding around here.
Still, it’s a little silly. Of all the ways New York can kill you, falling windowpanes are in the same category as giant monster attacks: sure, they seem scary, but the chances of actually being killed by one are low. In the latest instance (of falling glass, not monsters), no one was hurt despite the window falling in Times Square, on Sunday afternoon. Really, walking under construction sites is much less dangerous than, say, crossing the street, where the cabs will speed up to encourage you to move out of their way. (This is one of the more realistic aspects of Grand Theft Auto IV.)

3 thoughts on “Windows crashing in Times Square

  1. Mason Porter

    Cabs and other cars too…
    I’m torn between using “Walking on Broken Glass” and “Heart of Glass” for the new theme song to accompany walking in NYC. I’ll have to go with the latter, as Blondie are actually from that city.

  2. Lemming

    When I first read the title of the post, of course I was assuming it was an electric billboard BSOD.

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