GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — On Friday morning, the City of Garden City informed the public that bricks had fallen from the west side of the Windsor Hotel, causing the City to block off the perimeter of the hotel.
The City made the announcement just before 11 a.m. on Friday, stating that someone reported seeing bricks in the alley on the west side of the old hotel and a “large void in the building’s west wall” Thursday afternoon.
The hotel, located at 400 block of North Main Street, has been undergoing renovation for years.
The City blocked off the perimeter and asked people to avoid the area out of caution until a structural assessment of the building could be complete.
An analysis released by the Kansas State Fire Marshall’s structural engineer just before 5:30 p.m. indicated that the damage to the hotel was not load-bearing.
Occupancy is not allowed in the building at this time until a more complete engineering assessment can be concluded.
The alleyway and parking lot on the west side of the hotel will remain closed to the public.
“We appreciate the quick response of City and partner agencies to quickly address the damage
discovered yesterday. As crews continue to work in the area we continue ask the public to
avoid the area until a further assessment can be completed,” said Assistant City Manager
Danielle Burke in a news release.