— amNewYork (@amNewYork) February 19, 2014
Ice chunks the size of softballs—or bigger (see above!)— have been sloughing off the side of 1 WTC tower this morning, forcing the partial closure of the West Side Highway during rush hour and igniting Instagram with whiny traffic photos.
Softball sized ice chunks falling from the freedom tower this morning http://t.co/Y192IOEhSL
— Luke Gebb (@lukegebb) February 19, 2014
Holy duck and cover batman. The freedom tower is throwing ice like it has a vendetta against lower Manhattan.
— Lizabeth Clark (@LizabethClark) February 19, 2014
According to the Office of Emergency Management, southbound lanes of West Street were closed from Canal Street to the Battery Park Underpass. Northbound lanes were closed from the Battery Park Underpass to Murray Street.
Twitter users are eager to blame the falling ice chunks on architectural flaws, but frankly, it's just the latest instance of unwanted icy bullshit falling out of the sky. Enough already.
— Commute Gal (@CtNYCommuteGal) February 19, 2014