We don’t usually see traffic jams outside the World Headquarters of News Cut, but we had one this afternoon for about 10 minutes.
The problem? Falling glass from the Wells Fargo building at Seventh and Cedar in St. Paul.
MPR’s Tom Weber was the Tommy-on-the-spot photographer.
Pat Skinner, the general manager of the building, said the window, which cracked over the weekend, fell while workers were attempting to remove it today.
Weber’s picture reminded us of Boston’s Hancock Tower by architect I.M. Pei, which was bedeviled by its inability to retain glass in its all-glass structure when it was built in the ’70s, earning the nickname “the plywood palace.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.