NEW YORK PEDESTRIANS FALLING VICTIM TO FALLING ICE?
March 24, 2014
The towering symbols that commemorate the victims of 9/11 are now facing the necessity to protect pedestrians from being victims of falling ice that has cascaded down the sides of the buildings this winter.
Ice falling from the Freedom Tower and 7 World Trade Center recently resulted in a scramble by the Port Authority to divert pedestrians from the area. The main exit from the World Trade Center PATH station was temporarily shut down, and service coming into the station was briefly suspended recently to prevent pedestrian accidents from the deadly ice.
Construction crews have begun building a temporary covered entrance outside the PATH station at West Broadway and Greenwich St. in lower Manhattan to shield passers-by. According to the New York Daily News, pedestrians have reported seeing blocks of ice falling more than 1,000 feet from the Freedom Tower.