We reported on the first incident two weeks ago, which hit a little too close to home after an earlier window incident at the W Atlanta left one woman dead. Now, the hotel is covering all of its bases by blocking off surrounding streets and relocating its guests to another hotel. A statement by Beau Armstrong, CEO Stratus Properties, was released:
"The entire team here at the W couldn’t be more devastated that this has occurred, but unfortunately after consulting with numerous experts we still do not know why this has happened.
So here’s what we’re doing. We are replacing every piece of balcony glass on the building. To do this safely we are working with the City to:
1. Shut down several lanes of traffic around 3 sides of the building. This will mean some delays on Lavaca, Third and Guadalupe until the panels on those sides of the building can be removed. We apologize for any inconvenience but our first priority is public safety.
2. Close the sidewalks entirely around the building until protective pedestrian walkways are installed."
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