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Chicago man walking down the street narrowly avoids falling from skyscraper window

CHICAGO (WGN) — A Chicago man says a falling skyscraper window narrowly missed him as he walked down the street Thursday night.

Dustin Curtis had 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 was from the new One Chicago building.

“Oh yeah, a big chunk landed right in front of me and another girl walking by,” Curtis said. “I thought about it all day, for a few moments; a different life or a shorter life.

He said he saw people around him look up and point to a missing window in the building.

Feeling lucky to be alive, Curtis said, “I’m going to buy a lottery ticket and I think the beer will taste a lot better.”

Some trees were reported in the area as a high wind warning expired at 7 p.m.

Evanston resident Jim Blachowicz saw a tree fall next to his garage. The electricity went out and left a number of birds homeless.

“About 30 birds have come to our feeder since it fell,” he said.

Gusts of around 65mph were recorded in the area as a cold front continued to hover.


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