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Beware falling glass near downtown Raleigh buildings

Posted September 22, 2014 4:46 p.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2014 6:11 p.m. EDT

Safety barriers and warning signs went up Monday outside two buildings in downtown Raleigh due to falling glass.

— Safety barriers and warning signs went up Monday outside two buildings in downtown Raleigh due to falling glass.

Both buildings were completed in 2008, and since then glass panels have shattered into pellets and that glass has fallen both inside and outside the buildings, said Chris Mears, spokesman for the state Department of Administration.

Mears said that 16 panels of glass have crumbled in the their frames at the Nature Research Center, at 121 W. Jones St., and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, at 217 W. Jones St.

He said no one has been injured by the falling glass.

The city and state sent two sample panels of glass from the buildings back to the manufacturer for inspection, Mears said.

The area outside the buildings will be blocked off until that test is complete.