Jaja, das Hotel Pennsylvania hat bei mir etwas größere Aufmerksamkeit als andere Übernachtungsstätten, weil ich schon dreimal dort Gast war. Auf der Suche nach Informationen, ob es schon etwas Neues zum eventuell drohenden Abriß gibt, bin ich über eine anders gelagerte Information gefallen:
"On January 23, 2011, 23 year old Moon Nam fell from the 4th guest floor of the hotel. Nam was official pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m. Although the entire story has not been confirmed, it is believed that Nam's death was an accident. Nam is the 4th person to die in Hotel Pennsylvania."
Der Gothamist weiss noch ein wenig mehr zu berichten:
Man Falls To Death At Hotel Pennsylvania
This morning, the Gothamist Newsmap noted a fatal jumper at West 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan. Now the Post reports, "A bridge-and-tunnel partier tragically plummeted to his death at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Herald Square this morning after becoming locked out in the cold on a lower-floor roof, cops said." Moon Nam, a 23-year-old Jersey City resident, had checked into the hotel with friends so they wouldn't have to drive right after partying. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nam "apparently became lost when he returned to the hotel... at about 6:00 a.m. to retrieve his cellphone that he forgot in his room, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case said. He said surveillance video shows Mr. Nam taking a freight elevator to the fourth floor where he followed exit signs to the landing. Investigators believe he was looking for a fire escape or leaning over the guardrail when he fell" onto West 32nd Street. The Post's sources say the door "slammed shut behind Nam, leaving him alone and outside in the early-morning cold, cops said. Nam either tried to yell down for help to passers-by on West 32nd Street or attempted to climb down himself, according to police." A group of people smoking across the street called 911 after hearing the impact. Nam was pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m., and authorities believe it was an accident.
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