Glass rains down from Hilton Times Square onto streets below



Falling glass rained down from the Hilton Times Square hotel showering the cars below with shards Monday afternoon.


A glass window fell from the 15th floor onto W. 41st St. between Seventh and Eighth Ave. just after 4:40 p.m., Buildings Department officials said.


No one suffered injuries, according to an FDNY spokeswoman, but the cascade rattled passers by.

A damaged taxi is seen on East 41st Street in  Manhattan, New York City on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a pane of glass fell from the Hilton Times Square Hotel. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

A damaged taxi is seen on East 41st Street in Manhattan, New York City on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a pane of glass fell from the Hilton Times Square Hotel. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

A damaged car is seen on East 41st Street in  Manhattan, New York City on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a pane of glass fell from the Hilton Times Square Hotel. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

A damaged car is seen on East 41st Street in Manhattan, New York City on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a pane of glass fell from the Hilton Times Square Hotel. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)


“I was attempting to walk out and the doorman at the New York Times building was screaming across the street not to come out,” said Sarito Rodriguez, 56, a security guard at the Hilton. “We thought it was hail, we thought it was a jumper, we didn’t know what to think.”


The city Buildings Department was on scene investigating, as authorities closed W. 41st to traffic between Seventh and Eighth.

Onlookers take photos at the Hilton Times Square Hotel after a large pane of glass fell.

Onlookers take photos at the Hilton Times Square Hotel after a large pane of glass fell.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)


“I just dropped a passenger off and then one glass dropped down then suddenly a lot dropped down, said cabbie Arifur Rahman, 45. “It hit the back of my car, I thought it was hail because of the rain.”

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