Though the coastal storm that hit the Northeast last weekend didn’t bring much snow to NYC, the ensuing forecast sure did. New York City was just under three separate weather advisories–a Flood Watch, a High Wind Warning, and a Travel Advisory. The only advisory still in effect is the High Wind Warning.
And if you heard that relentless wind whipping through your window last night (gusts are literally reaching up to 60 mph) at least be thankful you don’t live in the Brooklyn Tower. Unless, of course, you do. In which case we have one question–are y’all alright?
A video posted on Instagram from user WhatIsNewYork shows a time lapse of the Brooklyn Tower swaying in last night’s 60 mph wind gusts, and the sight is pretty eerie.
The tower seems to move back and forth quite a bit, not to mention the door continuously slamming open and shut that we’re hoping was not made of glass.
And yeah, we know it’s normal for buildings that tall to sway in the wind–it doesn’t damage the building’s structural integrity and swaying back and fourth actually means the skyscraper is working as designed–but you’ve gotta admit it’s still pretty crazy to watch!
Though while swaying is no cause for concern for the building itself, if the building moves a substantial amount, which the Brooklyn Tower definitely looked like it was, people inside can definitely feel it.
The Brooklyn Tower stands at 93 stories, is over 1,000 feet tall, and is home to 150 condominiums and 400 residences. It even houses the Western Hemisphere’s highest basketball court (though we’re not sure how well any games played out last night in the wind).
And considering NYC’s high wind warning has been extended through 8pm this evening, we can only hope nothing (or nobody) gets blown over in the meantime!