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Three people have committed suicide in less than a year after opening. The New York landmark “Big Pinecone” has been closed.

Three people have committed suicide in less than a year after opening. The New York landmark "Big Pinecone" has been closed.

File photo: "Big Pinecone" in the New York City logo landscape. Photo by Liao Pan, reporter of China News Service

January 14th – According to a report on the 13th, the landmark building Vessel in Manhattan, New York, has recently been closed because three people have committed suicide less than a year after the building was opened.

A 21-year-old man reportedly committed suicide in the recent days of a “big pinecone,” becoming the third person to commit suicide here in less than a year after the building was open to the public.” The developer of Big Pinecone decided to close the building indefinitely after the suicide.

According to the report, the developers of “Big Pinecone” confirmed on January 12 local time that they were consulting suicide prevention experts to avoid more people choosing to commit suicide here in the future.

According to the introduction, in addition to the recent suicide, in December 2020, a 24-year-old woman from Brooklyn, New York, committed suicide in the “Big Pinecone”; in February 2020, a 19-year-old man from New Jersey jumped off the “Big Pinecone” and committed suicide, the first person to commit suicide in this building.

Opened since March 2019, the “Big Pinecone” is famous for its honeycomb structure. It is 16 stories high, including 154 stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 observation decks, making it a new landmark building in New York City.

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