VIDEO: Water gushes from Philadelphia skyscraper onto sidewalk below

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PHILADELPHIA -

A fire department spokesperson says water seen gushing out from the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper over the weekend was the result of a fire system test.

According to reports, because One Liberty Place was built in 1987, the building lacks a modern drainage system to prevent the surge of water that shot out Sunday.

Reports say the city's newer buildings are equipped with drains to avoid such a problem.

The water poured out of the side of the building onto the sidewalk below for about five minutes.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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