Collapsed Manhattan Railing Was From 1931


The balcony that gave way under ad executive Jennifer Rosoff, who fell to her death while on a first date this week, was built 78 years ago, DNAinfo reports. The Department of Buildings is looking into whether the railing had been strengthened since to meet more recent codes. Rosoff’s companion reportedly told her, “You know, you shouldn’t do that,” to which she replied, “I do it all the time.”