Photo: James Bombales
Tuesday, September 1st, 4:30pm UPDATE: Police say the parts of Adelaide Street West and Bay Street that have been shut down since Monday morning will reopen shortly as the teetering antenna that caused the closures is not hazardous, CP24 reports.
Original Story: The antenna atop Toronto’s Trump Tower became unstable this morning leading to road closures in the city’s downtown core (and quickly becoming Twitter fodder along the way).
@reporterdonpeat unstable and Trump-two words that fit nicely together!
— gail nyberg (@foodbanklady) August 31, 2015
BREAKING: Reporters overwhelmed by metaphors as unstable Trump antennae threatens to fall on Toronto pic.twitter.com/CEVb0sgHlP
— Ian MacIntyre (@MrIanMacIntyre) August 31, 2015
Bay Street has been closed from King Street to Richmond Street and Adelaide has been closed eastbound from York Street, according to reports.
This isn’t the first time something’s gone wrong at the site of the building named after billionaire GOP presidential hopeful and property mogul Donald Trump. In March and November of 2012, glass fell from the tower.
Whether or not whoever installed the antenna has been fired is unclear, as is China’s role in the matter. We’re sure The Donald will clear all of that up shortly.
Here are some photos from the scene.