Take Cover: One World Trade Has an Ice Problem

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View of One World Trade Center (L), also known as the "Freedom Tower" and the Manhattan skyline looking south from the Empire State Building February 14, 2014 in New York. The Statue of Liberty (R) is visible in the distance in the New York Harbor. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Ice falling off the World Trade Center in "softball" or maybe even soccer-ball-sized chunks led police to close down the West Side Highway for hours on Wednesday, the latest ice-related inconvenience to beset the tower this winter. Earlier this month, the PATH station there had to close due to falling ice, and workers were building a protective cover for it last week. With the temperature getting warmer, this is probably going to keep happening until all the ice falls off the building. Hopefully soon.