A man, 63 years old, would have tragically taken his life yesterday by jumping off a high-end Manhattan building. This marks the third such incident in roughly 30 hours where senior citizens were involved, according to the New York City Police Department.
The victim, who remains unidentified, plunged from the rooftop of a 63-story building on 50 West St. near Rector Street in the Financial District. This happened around 10:30 a.m., as per the authorities.
Police found the deceased man on the ground, his injuries suggesting a fall from a high vantage point. The building from which he jumped, a notable structure in Lower Manhattan, offers sweeping views of Battery Park and the World Trade Center complex from its penthouse observation deck.
Designed by renowned German-American architect the late Helmut Jahn and featuring interiors by Thomas Juul-Hansen, the luxury building is well-known, as noted by the New York Post.
Earlier that Wednesday, a 66-year-old man ended his life by jumping from the 6th floor of the 160 West End Ave. building. The incident occurred shortly after 4:30 a.m., and the man, whose identity has been kept confidential, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
In a separate incident, three hours later, 91-year-old Harold Tekel, a Navy veteran, jumped from the plush 200 Central Park South building. The reason cited was his inability to “save” his ailing wife, as reported by authorities and Tekel’s daughter.