Glass panel falls from NY Bank of America building

September 17, 2008 4:44:47 PM PDT
A glass panel near the top of a /*Bank of America*/ skyscraper in New York City has fallen more than 50 stories onto the street below and shattered. No injuries have been reported. The panel came from the facade of a tower under construction in midtown Manhattan across from Bryant Park. Crews have been cleaning glass shards from the area.

General contractor Tishman Realty & Construction says no work was taking place in the area from where the glass fell. The cause is being investigated.

A similar incident at the building in August injured two people. Last October, a bucket attached to a crane fell from the top of the building, injuring eight people.

Bank of America Corp. has made headlines this week for buying embattled financial management firm Merrill Lynch & Co. for $50 billion.