Puzzling video has emerged of water pouring out of a downtown Philadelphia skyscraper from nearly 1,000 feet up, sending a shower of water onto the sidewalk below.
Video footage emerged Sunday morning showing a jet stream of water gushing out of one of the top floors of the One Liberty Place building.
According to social media users the water poured out of the 945ft-tall building for about five minutes around 8am EST.
Puzzling video emerged Sunday morning of water pouring out of the One Liberty Place skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia from nearly 1,000 feet up, sending a deluge of water onto the sidewalk below
The jet stream ran for about five minutes sending water falling onto the streets below
Video from the street shows water cascading onto the ground, drenching cars and sidewalks
‘There was just a TON of water pouring out the top of One Liberty Place. Continues for like 5 mins. Anyone have info?’ Philadelphia news Twitter account
However, it’s not clear just why the jet stream was set off in the first place.
Twitter users speculated that the building was releasing pressure from its sprinkler system pipes. Building officials seemed to take advantage of the quiet early morning to dump the water before the winter cold sets in and freezes the pipes.
Twitter users speculated that the building was releasing pressure from its sprinkler system pipes. Building officials seemed to take advantage of the quiet early morning to dump the water before the winter cold sets in and freezes the pipes
‘Sprinkler fitters do this once and a while to release pressure from the pipes,’ one Twitter user explained.
‘Had to take a leak! Nah….probably flushing & testing sprinkler system,’ another added.
‘My best guess would be some sort of fire suppression system. But that’s a pure guess. Or, like everyone is saying, someone taking a massive leak,’ one Twitter user echoed.
Some Twitter comedian crashed jokes that the building was ‘taking a leak’ saying ‘when you gotta go, you gotta go!’
Philadephia news outlet Billy Penn noted that the city’s Fire Department wasn’t aware of the water spout issue
Twitter users cracked jokes that the building was ‘taking a leak’ after the video emerged
One local noted it appears the water was coming from the 57th floor of the building where the famous One Liberty Place Skydeck is, a popular observation stop for tourists.
Request for comment from One Liberty Place was not immediately answered.
One Liberty Place is the second-tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia located in the heart of its downtown area.
One Liberty Place stands 945ft tall and is the second largest skyscraper in Philadalphia