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USGNN Original StoryNo One Injured When Hotel's Glass Roof Falls

Part of the glass roof covering an atrium at the Embassy Suites in Hunt Valley, Md., collapsed around 1:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 10. Fortunately no one was injured when the glass fell eight stories to the lobby below.

Representatives from a skylight company in Philadelphia, in addition to several structural engineers, have been brought to the site to assess the situation, according to Dawn Ray, director of brand communications for Embassy Suites Hotels.

"They're still assessing the situation," Ray says. "There's no known origin right now."

The Maryland hotel was built in 1985. Ray was unaware of the company responsible for the original skylight installation. She did note, however, that all Embassy Suites hotels feature a similar atrium. "It's one of the hallmarks of our brand."

While a cause for the collapse is still being sought, Ray stresses that all of the hotel's guests are safe. "We were very fortunate," she says.

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