How are the railings at Howard's building?

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  1. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    You know, there's office drone smart, and then there's real-world intelligence.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/201...death-from-sutton-place-luxury-condo-cops-say

    Manhattan ad executive plunged to her death when the railing gave way on the balcony of her 17th-floor Sutton Place apartment early Thursday, sources said.
    Jennifer Rosoff, 35, had stepped out to smoke a cigarette with a man she'd been out on a date with when she fell from Stonehenge 57, at 400 E. 57th St., at about 1 a.m., sources said.
    Rosoff's sister, Alexis Treeby, was awoken about 5 a.m. with the tragic news, she said.
    "She was a lovely person. My children adored her," Treeby said. "She was kind, generous and did charity work."
    Moments before her fall, Rosoff had propped her leg up on the railing to stretch when it gave way, sources said.
    "You know, you shouldn't do that," said her companion, who met Rosoff for the first time that night after talking online, according to sources.
    "I do it all the time," she replied moments before the railing collapsed, sending her tumbling onto scaffolding below, sources said.
    "I heard a bang. I thought it had been a gunshot," said soda executive Steve Hersch, who lives two doors down.
    "It sounded like a 200-pound punch," said Sara Shubert, who lives in Rosoff's building.
    Rosoff was pronounced dead at the scene, police and witnesses said.
    The man Rosoff had been with ran outside repeatedly screaming, "Oh my God," according to a witness.
    "He was hysterical. He was in shock," said another witness who spoke with the man.
    The man's parents answered his apartment door and said he was home Thursday, but declined to comment.
    Most recently, Rosoff was the director of sales for advertising company TripleLift, according to her LinkedIn profile. She had previously worked for various Conde Nast magazines including The New Yorker, Lucky Magazine and Cosmopolitan.
    "We are all deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our dear friend and co-worker," said TripleLift co-founder and CEO Eric Berry in a statement.
    "She was well-loved and a highly-respected member of our team. Her tremendous energy and humor brought so much joy to the office. The entire company is distraught by the loss of Ms. Rosoff — she will be deeply missed."
    The Department of Buildings ordered all the building's balconies closed Thursday morning, saying conditions there were "imminently perilous to life."
    According to a DOB spokeswoman, the agency received an inspection report for the entire facade — including all balconies — in February. Under local law, facades must be inspected once every five years.
    The department slapped Stonehenge with a class two aggravated Environmental Control Board violations because of the incident, a spokeswoman said. The property company declined to comment.
    An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    Easily the winner for "Worst First Date" in 2013.

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    Or best...
     
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    we can only hope Howard plunges to his death from 80 stories above upper Manhattan..much like his talk show.
     
  6. RumBalls

    RumBalls The original RumBalls, est. Jan 16, 2012

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    She just met the guy and already wanted to take the plunge
     
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    He's such a pansy he's probably afraid of balconies.
     
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    He's so skinny he'll probably glide down.
     
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    This happened almost directly across the street from my wife's parents' place. They never go out on their patios... and the you can hear the railings on the building rattling in the winds when there are storms.
    Goddamn death appendages.
     
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    I've never trusted balconies. They're exposed to the elements and you never know what kind of condition they are in under the surface.
     
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    See??? smoking kills!
     
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    you must be a ME or a CE..
     
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    Balconies are for degenerates!
     
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    Correction on previous post ...the fall happened right at 1st Ave. Down the block east of my in-laws.
    Don't sit on balcony railings for any reason. Ever.
     
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    holy shit.. i used to live right around the corner. used to hit up the pizza place and the diner downstairs.. really tragic news :(
     
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    Looks like someone jury rigged a tiny balcony out of an architectural feature that was not originally a balcony so they could charge more for the unit. She, being a smoker, probably had to have a place where she could go out and smoke when needed. And like one of the Mercury astronauts noted, "what worries me is that this was built by the low-bidder".
     
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    Good Eye, when you have to climb out the window to get on the balcony, that aint no balcony.
     
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    It looks like an old building with A/C units placed outside the window. A similar balcony is on the other side of the building

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    i want ramps put in :mad:
     
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    they're anti-Sk8ter Boi there