Scarier than getting hit by a falling tree branch while walking in a park? Being hit by chunk of the Washington Square Park archway. Fortunately it seems there were no injuries when a 6"-10" chunk of the 73-foot-tall structure came loose last night.

As A Walk in the Park reports, a large piece of the marble and limestone landmark came tumbling last night. It has since been taken by a park supervisor who will turn it over to the Parks Department's small monument division. Presumably they will reattach it soon enough instead of selling it on eBay.

On the one hand, you try being 117-years-old without a few pieces coming off. But on the other hand, the Stanford White classic just underwent a $3 million restoration in 2006! Meanwhile, in case you were curious, Here is what it looks like inside the archway.