Trump Tower saga now over as roads re-open
After nearly two days of gridlock, the intersection by Toronto's Trump International Hotel and Tower has finally reopened just in time for rush hour.
"Our understanding from City officials is that the spire on top of the Trump Tower is structurally sound and the affected roads are in the process of being re-opened," read a statement from Mayor John Tory's office.
Police closed roads in the financial district Monday morning to ensure public safety after workers on the roof of the 65-storey Trump tower noticed a potential problem at the base of the building's giant antenna. Reports of this apparently swaying antenna blocked pedestrians and vehicles from parts of Bay and Adelaide Streets.
Engineers have since inspected the spire, deeming the area safe. Mayor Tory has since asked for an investigation of this incident, which shutdown a portion of the downtown core from more than 24 hours.
Photo by Tom Ryaboi
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