Driver's narrow escape as window falls 28 floors

A cloth covers the now-empty window frame. Photo: David Wong

A huge window pane came crashing down from the 28th floor of a luxury residential block in Ap Lei Chau yesterday, hitting a car and missing the driver by seconds.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 3:38am

Larvotto, The Arch residents unhappy with response to window falls

A white cover masks a broken window at The Arch in West Kowloon. Residents fear the breakages will reduce the value of their flats. Photo: Felix Wong

Residents living in fear of breaking windows in two luxury high-rise apartment complexes say the Buildings Department and developers have ignored their concerns about safety and depreciating property values.

24 Oct 2012 - 5:38am

Glass needs stringent testing to prevent it falling from buildings

Cracked glass was caused by an impurity. Photo: Yu Wai-kin

Glass panels that have fallen from the walls of two luxury estates have been diagnosed with "glass cancer", which is caused by an impurity common in tempered glass and which can be prevented only by stringent quality control.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Larvotto developer promises to replace defective windows

Safety in the Larvotto estate is in doubt. Photo: Dickson Lee

The developer of the Larvotto residential complex in Ap Lei Chau said yesterday it would replace any windows found to be defective, after two window panes fell out of flats in the luxury development within a week.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:30am

Residents of luxury Hong Kong high-rise terrified by falling panes of glass

A domestic helper checks the security of a window's fitting at a flat in the Larvotto complex, in Ap Lei Chau. Photo: Dickson Lee

Residents in a luxury complex in Ap Lei Chau have threatened to withhold their rental payments in protest at two incidents within a week in which window panes fell from the building.

10 Oct 2012 - 5:46pm