Glass balcony panels shatter to sidewalk outside Four Seasons in Seattle

The Seattle Times
September 2, 2011

Owners of the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences near Seattle's Pike Place Market are removing all 300 glass balcony railing panels after glass fell from upper floors in three separate incidents, according to a Sept. 2 article in The Seattle Times.

More glass fell from the building again Sunday, Aug. 28, marking the third time in a year that glass has rained down from condominium balconies at the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences just south of Pike Place Market.

Now the owners are taking out all 300 tempered glass panels in the building, panels similar to those that fractured and fell this summer at high-rise condos in Austin and Toronto, according to the article.