Falling ice hits, injures person near Columbus Circle: FDNY

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Falling ice hits, injures person near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan

Scene after falling ice hit and injured a person on the street on West 57th Street near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A person was hospitalized after being hit by a piece of ice falling from a building in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday morning, according to the FDNY.

The person was struck by the falling ice on West 57th Street, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue, just two blocks south of both Central Park and Columbus Circle, according to a spokesperson for the NYC Department of Buildings. Inspectors from the DOB were on route to the scene to investigate.

The injured person was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

The address the DOB had is listed as Central Park Tower, a mixed-use “supertall” skyscraper set to become the tallest residential building in the world upon its projected completion in 2020. The building has topped out 1,550 feet tall, or 131 floors.

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