"Music" Man Breaks Glass Onto Street Below

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:32 AM EDT
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NBC10's Katy Zachry is in Center City after a man who says he was

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NBC10's Katy Zachry is in Center City after a man who says he was "making music" accidentally broke his 12th-story window causing it to rain down on the sidewalk below.


A pane of glass came crashing down from a Center City high-rise this morning leaving two people hospitalized.

One of the those people is the man who claims he accidentally caused the window to break.

The glass fell around 10 a.m. at the Avenue of the Arts Building at Broad and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia. That’s the building where the Capital Grille and Olive Garden are located on the ground floor with apartments located above.

Police on the scene told NBC10’s Katy Zachry that a pane of glass fell from the 12th floor of the 17-story building onto the sidewalk and street on the Broad Street side of the building.

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No one was hurt by the falling glass, however, a person cleaning up the broken glass did cut his or her hand and required hospitalization, according to Philadelphia Fire Department Executive Chief Richard Davison.

The man who was in the apartment where the glass broke loose told Zachry he was "making music" when he lost his blanace and fell back into the window, which gave way. Luckily, he didn't fall out.

The unidentified tenant was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.

Police said it appeared the window fell by accident.

A worker could be seen replacing the window glass.

Broad Street was closed for about 45 minutes as crews worked to clean up the scene.


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