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Wind pops window

04 Dec 2019

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Thursday, November 21 saw record high wind across Melbourne and frequent emergency alerts. In Docklands, a window of a high-rise residential building almost fell crashing to the pavement.

Kristofor Lawson works in an office building on Docklands Drive. He said he walked outside in the morning to see a window dangling from the 22-storey Aqui Promenade.

“I saw all these fire trucks and police and looked up on the side of the building, which is residential, and there was a window dangling from the edge halfway up,” he said.

“Within two or three minutes it was pulled back in.”

“I was talking to one of the cops and she said that they were really lucky someone realised it was falling out with the crazy wind that day and was somehow able to prevent the window from falling and hold it until the firefighters were able to get there.”

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) said the window was dangling from the 12th floor.

“Just after 10am MFB firefighters were called to the corner of Docklands Drive and Doepel Way,” the spokesperson said.

“MFB high angle rescue crews arrived on scene within seven minutes and accessed the 12th floor of the building to assess the incident.”

“MFB crews quickly developed a strategy to remove the glass pane and made the scene safe.”

A City of Melbourne spokesperson refused to comment on the incident.

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