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Old Posted Nov 24, 2011, 9:27 PM
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A window shattered on one of the upper floors of the Austonian in Austin a month ago or so. They said they believe a large bird got caught in an updraft and hit the building. That was about 7 months after at least 4 windows cracked and fell from the balcony barriers at the W Hotel & Residences a few blocks away. All the glass panels from the balconies were removed and replaced this summer. It was thought that the summer heat this year had something to do with it.

I'm not sure that the city stepped in, other than to close the streets around the building. At least one panel damaged a car and shattered glass injured some people at the hotel's pool deck.
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