A building in a busy section of Elmhurst suffered some minor damage in a storm last week.
The Verizon building at Broadway and Vietor Avenue faced some damage after powerful winds tore off a chunk of the outer shell of the building around 1 a.m. on Feb. 25. No one was hurt, but six cars were damage by the chuck of building on Vietor Avenue.
The Department of Buildings had checked out the building to clear it and make sure it was safe for people to be in or around the building. Employees who work in the building were able to return to work without issues.
Workers were on site the day after cleaning up the wreckage that the outer shell had caused when it fell off the building. They escorted passersby around the site to ensure safety. While the building did damage to a few cars below it, no one in the surrounding area heard any of the noise it may have caused.
Last week’s storm also caused a number of power outages in the metropolitan area and knocked down a number of trees, which blocked several Queens streets.