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Glass plummets from Old Broad Street tower

A road had to be closed in central London yesterday (19 August) when a 4m-wide pane of glass fell from GMW and Grimshaw’s new office refurbishment - 125 Old Broad Street

The glass, which plummeted from the 17-storey of the office block, shattered on the street close to a bus shelter and narrowly missed city workers on their lunch break.

The 30,850m² refurbishment of the former 26-storey London Stock Exchange features a new façade by concept architect Grimshaw.

‘We were only involved up to the planning application stage,’ said a spokesperson for Grimshaw who added that the practice did not wish to comment on the incident.

Developer Hammerson and lead architect GMW were both unable to comment.

GMW refurbished nearby Tower 42 and 99 Bishopsgate after they were bombed by the IRA in April 1993.

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