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British Columbia Large glass panes fall from Trump tower construction site in Vancouver

A major thoroughfare through downtown Vancouver was temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon after two large panes of glass fell from the Trump International Hotel and Tower, currently under construction.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on Georgia Street, between Thurlow and Bute, at around 3 p.m.

Witness Chris Parry said one pane of glass fell on to an elevator on the side of the building while the other fell on to the street, shutting down all lanes of traffic for about half an hour as workers scrambled to clear it.

In 2012, a four-by-eight-foot window weighing about 200 pounds fell 36 storeys from a Yaletown construction site. There were no injuries in that incident either.

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