Repairs to begin to Devon Tower windows smashed in May incident

Six months after two window washers had to be rescued from near the top of the 50-story Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City, repairs to the smashed windows are about to get underway.

“We’ve acquired the custom-fitted materials needed to begin the restoration process and crews have been preparing for the word ahead,” Devon Energy spokesman John Porretto told The Oklahoman.

He said completion will depend on weather conditions.

“We’ll take advantage of every opportunity we have and we’ll work non-stop when we can. The safety perimeter along Sheridan Avenue will remain in place until the restoration is complete.”

It was May 15 when the basket holding the two window washers malfunctioned. Fire crews rescued the two workers but the basket, swayed by the wind, smashed into windows and shattered them.