No one was injured when a pane of glass plunged from Western Canada’s tallest highrise.
Edmonton police and fire crews were called to Stantec Tower at 12:39 p.m. Friday after a caller reported a window had fallen from the 30th floor.
First responders briefly closed 102 Street between 103 Avenue and 104 Avenue during the cleanup and investigation, Edmonton Fire Rescue Service spokeswoman Carol Hurst said in an email. Investigators determined that a single pane of glass had fallen.
In a statement, ICE District spokesman Tim Shipton said: “We are aware of a window breaking in Stantec Tower and as a precaution to the public, the area directly below has been sealed off.”
“When the wind drops below acceptable limits to work on the outside of the building, a team will remove any remaining glass.”
The office portion of the tower is owned by Deka Immobilien, a German real-estate fund. The property manager is is Canderel, a commercial property management company.
Postmedia has reached out to Occupational Health & Safety officials for comment.
In fall 2019, the 66-storey tower was in the news when high winds caused a hanging platform holding two maintenance workers to repeatedly slam against the glass facade.