CHICAGO (WGN) — A Chicago man says a falling skyscraper window narrowly missed him as he was walking on the street Thursday evening.
Dustin Curtis got quite a shock while walking near State and Superior amid high winds.
He said a huge piece of falling glass landed right in front of him, leaving Curtis frozen in place. It came from the new One Chicago building.
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“Oh yeah, big chunk of it landed right before me and another girl walking,” Curtis said. “I’ve been thinking about it all day, a few moments; a different life or a shorter life.”
He said he saw people around him looking up and pointing out a missing window in the building.
Feeling lucky to be alive, Curtis said, “I’m gonna be buying a lottery ticket, and I think the beer is gonna taste a lot better.”
Some trees were reported down around the area as a high wind warning expired at 7 p.m.
Evanston resident Jim Blachowicz watched a tree come down next to his garage. Power was knocked out and it left a number of birds homeless.
“We’ve had about 30 birds come to our feeder since it fell down,” he said.
Gusts around 65 mph were recorded in the area as a cold front continued to hover.