A powerful storm with high winds hit the Dallas area during the afternoon on June 9, blowing out the windows of some downtown skyscrapers, including the building where KPMG is located.
At the KPMG building downtown, nearly a dozen windows were broken when construction debris from another building slammed into the windows between the 17th and 19th floors.
Vince Ortega, chief building engineer with real estate developer Hall Group, said the windows of the KPMG building are “supposed to withstand high winds, high storms, but debris is a whole different story.”
He said the storm hitting on a weekend versus a weekday prevented injuries, as there could have been hundreds of people around when the glass went flying.
“It was a blessing it was on a Sunday and not a Monday. We could have been telling a whole different story if it would have happened during the week,” Ortega said.
We’ve emailed KPMG to see if any Dallas employees have been affected. We’ll update this article when we get any additional information.
UPDATE: A KPMG spokesperson told us it’s “business as usual” for KPMG employees in Dallas today, as the firm doesn’t occupy any space on the floors of the building that were impacted.