The second suicide in a month in the Bobst Library has left NYU wondering what is going on. An 18 year-old jumped to his death from the 8th, 9th, or 10th floor last Friday and a 20 year-old jumped from the 10th floor. One library worker who was present during both suicides told the Daily News, "He just jumped - it was quick. I didn't look over the ledge. I looked the last time." Officials are probing both suicides.
Photos of the Bobst Library at Bluejake.
Last week Tad Friend wrote about people who commit suicide on the Golden Gate bridge and the problem with trying to prevent suicides there, one argument being that many will just go find another location, in The New Yorker.