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This is the Letter the W Austin Gave Out to Guests During Glass Freefall

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  Site Where: 200 Lavaca Street [map], Austin, TX, United States, 78701
June 30, 2011 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

While the W Austin is taking the necessary steps to make its hotel safe from falling glass, it has wisely decided to relocate guests to another hotel.

We've got a copy of the letter the hotel gave to its guests on Monday. Indeed the guest who sent us this letter actually witnessed some of the glass carnage on Tuesday (glass fell from the building on Monday and Tuesday) as he was having lunch at Wich Wich across the street. (You can see a larger version after the jump.)

Meanwhile, a lawsuit has already been filed against the hotel for the previous incident on June 10 which injured two people on the pool deck. A lawyer for the victims said that the second incident of glass falling strenghtens the case for negligence.

"Seventeen days pass and we put them on notice, our clients have put them on notice, yet nothing has been done and only after the glass fell yesterday did they do something about it," Howry said.

Please, W, make sure your windows are secure now. Please.

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