A record 2.9 inches fell in Central Park in only the fourth snowy October day since records began 135 years ago Massive damage thought to have been caused by leaves still on trees keeping snow weighing down on branches The number of homes without power has grown to over three million At least 12 people were killed by storm.
Chunks of snow and ice falling off the roof of the six-story U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters on Monday shut down a block of South Tejon Street during the busy lunch hour and one westbound lane of Colorado Avenue, potentially adding another costly chapter to the building’s troubled history.
In uptown, ice falling from the Duke Energy Center forced the closure of Tryon and Stonewall Streets on the east and south sides of the building. About a tenth of an inch of ice glazed the snow that fell Monday, making sidewalks and roadways treacherous for pedestrians and drivers in Charlotte. ~Gary O'Brien
Just when New Yorkers thought they had seen it all this winter, along came a new cause for alarm on Wednesday: ice, a danger on the ground and from above. In brick-shape chunks, not-so-little thunderbolts and snowball-size clumps, ice slammed down on streets and avenues in the city. Pieces of ice came loose from buildings tall and small. They propelled themselves from the cables on bridges; the Verrazano-Narrows and George Washington Bridges were closed for part of the morning because of ice showers.
When ice starts falling from skyscrapers, as happened on Wednesday in New York, the temptation is to fault the modern architect, who is often viewed as long on aesthetic vision but short on practical details.
Protection from snow and ice that falls from downtown Omaha's Zorinsky Federal Building is coming soon in the form of a $2.2 million canopy project. The federal General Services Administration has awarded a canopy contract to Tarlton Corp. of St. Louis. The work is to be completed by Dec. 21, said Cy Houston, director of project management for the GSA's Heartland Region. Last winter, snow and ice fell to the sidewalk from the building's aluminum-clad windowsills and louver-like sunshades. No one was injured. But temporary scaffolding was set up to ensure that no one got hit.
The snow has come to an end for now, the temperatures are warming up and you need to be on the lookout for falling ice. Most cities have signs in place warning of falling ice on sidewalks around the area but many people don’t pay much attention to them. In Chicago, ice is falling off buildings and creating a real danger.