Garden City takes precautions after bricks fall from local hotel

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Garden City(KWCH)
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 11:33 AM CDT
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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The City of Garden City says the Kansas State Fire Marshall’s structural engineer indicated that the damage to the Windsor Hotel was not load-bearing.

Damage to the hotel was discovered Thursday afternoon.

“Crews are working to shore up the veneer to stabilize the structure,” said the city. “Currently, occupancy is not allowed in the building until a more complete engineering assessment has been concluded.”

The alleyway and parking lot on the west side of the hotel remains closed to public access. As crews continue their work, the public is asked to avoid the area until a further assessment can be completed.

The Garden City Fire Department is warning people to stay away from the Windsor Hotel.

The fire department said bricks were discovered in the alley on the west side of the hotel Thursday afternoon.

Out of an abundance of caution, the city will be blocking off the perimeter around the hotel and asking people to avoid the area until a structural assessment of the building has been completed.

The city said no roads will be closed at this time, per the Kansas State Fire Marshal structural engineer’s recommendation.