Broken Glass in the Beltline

Broken Glass in the Beltline

This is a broken window from a building that’s roughly 20 stories tall, and this is around 17 stories up, very approximately. Firefighters were here and countless places, helping to secure the scene. This is on the East side of 1 Street SW, between 13 and 14 Avenue.

If you look at the lines in the photo, you may figure out they’re not natural. I used Photoshop to correct for the perspective I took the photo (I took it from one side, instead of straight ahead), so it looks somewhat odd (but uncorrected, it looked worse to me).

Calgary had a wind storm on Sunday, November 27, 2011. The winds gusted up to 130km/h. Debris blew around, breaking glass, causing a hazard around numerous high rise towers. As always, there was a lot of active construction downtown, especially since this was one of the last warm days of the year. Police tried to keep people out of downtown, shutting down various intersections. A lot of confusion was caused for motorists, pedestrians, and transit users. Although, there was no official evacation. So, people could come and go, with difficulty. This is one of the pictures I took in and around the the downtown.

Photographer: Robert Thivierge

Date Taken2011-11-27 16:40:59
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