Tuesday May 25, 2010 | by Andrew Page

On Other Blogs: Glass window at New York’s TimeWarner Center spontaneously shatters

FILED UNDER: Design, News, On Other Blogs

The cable-and-glass multi-story atrium window designed by James Carpenter, seen here directly across from the obelisk, was not affected by the spontaneous shattering of a sixth-story window on another face of the complex on last Friday afternoon.

Thankfully it wasn’t a pane in the famous Jamie Carpenter-designed atrium window at the TimeWarner Center at New York City’s Columbus Circle, but last Friday afternoon, the sidewalks were cordoned off as a team removed shattered glass from a sixth-story window of this iconic two-towered building across from the Museum of Arts & Design.

In an image on the neighborhood news blog DNAinfo, a crew can be seen removing a shattered pane of glass. (Click the image to go to original blog posting)

According to an item on the DNAinfo neighborhood news blog, shards of glass never actually fell to the ground but a two-man work crew in an extra-tall cherry-picker lift gingerly removed broken pieces of glass from a window high above the crowded sidewalk. The broken pane was above the marquee entrance to the Jazz at Lincoln Center theater, which occupies space in the TimeWarner Center.

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