The city orders the Shangri-La Hotel to protect all of us from its falling balcony glass

The city orders the Shangri-La Hotel to protect all of us from its falling balcony glass

After five separate cases of balcony glass shattering and falling from the side of the Shangri-La Hotel, the Star reports that the city has taken some decisive action. Following an August 5 “unsafe building” order, the fancy hotel/condo building (which also happens to be home to Momofuku’s restaurant complex) has to ban guests and residents from balconies until the glass is deemed safe. It’s also required to set up overhead protection on sidewalks below the property, so innocent pedestrians aren’t lacerated by razor-sharp pieces of someone’s $800,000 abode.