China’s tallest building is almost ready to go. In fact, the first few stories are already open to the public, hosting TEDxShanghai over the weekend. Apparently, even the skyscraper itself can’t handle all this excitement.
At around 10:45 a.m. earlier today, a driver was getting out of his Tesla on Pudong’s Dongtai Road, when suddenly from high up above, a giant piece of glass fell to the earth, shattering on the road and sending shards of glass flying toward his feet. Sometimes it’s just not your day.
The driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries and images of the incredible incident have since been posted online.
According to Shanghai Daily, the accident occurred as a team of workers were attempting to replace a pane of glass on the 76th floor of the Shanghai Tower. The exact cause is still under investigation.
“We will take further measures to prevent a similar accident in the future,” Shanghai Tower officials assured.
In total, the 632-meter-tall tower in Lujiazui has 126 floors, with the top one restricted to private events. The building boasts 400,000 square meters of floor space and will be mostly comprised of fancy office space with the odd luxury retail areas and hotel rooms.
It is the second-tallest building in the world, only behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. If you haven’t gone to see it yet from up close, we would suggest exercising caution.
This is why we can’t have nice things!
[Images via Weibo]