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Brookfield Place window concerns force more closures

Police have closed several sidewalks near the newly built tower in Calgary's downtown

Police have closed sidewalks around Calgary's Brookfield Place as a precautionary measure. Falling glass has been an issue near the building.

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Police have closed sidewalks around Calgary's Brookfield Place as a precautionary measure. Falling glass has been an issue near the building.

For the second time this week, concerns about falling glass have closed streets around Brookfield Place in Calgary's downtown.

Calgary Police said in a tweet that there are pedestrian closures along 6 Avenue and 1 Street.

There is no word on when those areas could reopen.

A release from the city says Calgary's Safety Response Unit has instructed Brookfield Place to launch a Public Protection Site Safety Plan to allow for ongoing inspections, maintenance and repairs of its glazed windows.

The City will be closing sidewalks and a single left hand lane on 6 Avenue SW from 1 ST SW to 2 St SW and two Right hand lanes on 1Street SW from 7 Avenue S to 6 Ave S which will become a two-way traffic setup.

On Sunday, police closed the same area due to falling glass from a broken window on the exterior of the newly-constructed skyscraper.

Calls to Brookfield, the company that manages the property, have gone unreturned.

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