Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fencing Outside New Amalgamated Tumbles

Around 1 PM on Sunday, the plywood and metal fencing surrounding the construction of the new Amalgamated Bank on 5th Avenue and 45th Street fell to the sidewalk. No one was willing to say if any pedestrians or workers had been hurt; everyone was very grumpy and sullen. For good reason, I'd say.

At about 1:45 PM there was an ambulance leaving the scene, but it wasn't in a hurry. This is a seriously heavy fence, so I hope no one was nearby when it tumbled. At about 4 PM (when the photo was taken), the workers were still putting the fencing up again. Hopefully it will be secured more carefully this time.

I saw News12 Brooklyn nearby, but I can't seem to access their webpage. If anyone knows more, please share!

*minor update: News12 Brooklyn (only on cable!) reported that minor injuries were sustained, but they didn't say if pedestrians, workers, or vandals sustained them. I'm just glad no one was crushed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First cranes. Now fences. Is there a SAFE construction site anywhere in the city these days? This is an attack on pedestrians. How can something like this happen? With the 45th St subway station close by, there's always people walking around that corner.