Kearny Street (at California) was closed for over an hour this afternoon after a window came off of the former Bank of America building, falling to the ground from the 38th floor. No one, it seems, was injured from any falling glass. According to an SFist tipster:

This morning at about 10:30 window fell out of the Bank of America building at 555 California. It landed near the plaza next to the banker's heart on the Kearny and California side. Not sure which floor it fell from, but it ricocheted off a window in my office on the 31st floor. Don't think anyone was hurt...

The story was later confirmed by the Gate, who say that the "window will remain boarded up until the high winds and rain pass because the window must be replaced from the outside." From the outside? How faint-worthy.

Star of such '70s classics as Dirty Harry and The Towering Inferno, the skyscraper is the second tallest in San Francisco, standing erect at a staggering 52 floors. Impressive, indeed.

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