Horror in Times Square after woman was ‘seen jumping’ to her death from ‘highest’ rooftop bar

Horror in Times Square after woman was ‘seen jumping’ to her death from ‘highest’ rooftop bar

Horror in Times Square after woman, 26, jumps to her death from 54th floor of New NYC’s ‘highest open-air hotel rooftop bar’: Made phone call, before suddenly standing on furniture and jumping over railing

  • The 26-year-old woman plunged 27 floors from rooftop of Bar 54 
  • The bar is described as ‘New York City’s highest open-air hotel rooftop bar’
  • The horrifying incident happened just before 3.30pm Wednesday, before the bar had opened its doors 
  • The woman had a reservation, a worker told the NY Daily News, but turned up 30 minutes before opening time
  • She was then seen making a phone call, before climbing onto a piece of furniture, then jumping over the glass railing to her death 
  • She landed on the 27th floor balcony below and was found unresponsive 
  • The woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services 

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A 26 year-old woman jumped to her death from Hyatt Centric’s 54th floor roof top bar in Times Square. 

The victim, who has not been named, made a reservation at the bar on Wednesday, but arrived at 3:30pm, 30 minutes before it opens for the day. 

She was seen making a phone call, before climbing onto a piece of furniture, then jumping over the side of the terrace.

According to police, she plunged 27 floors from the rooftop of Bar 54, which bills itself as New York City’s highest rooftop bar, and landed on the 27th floor balcony below.

A Hyatt staffer told the New York Daily News: ‘She walked right by me and I didn’t think anything of it. She was a young girl with a reservation for the bar.’

Explaining what happened next, the worker added: ‘It’s easy (to jump) because the tables and chairs are right near the glass.

‘She didn’t say anything.

‘Everybody came running saying, ‘She jumped! She jumped!’ At first I thought they were playing.

‘The woman cleaning on the 27th floor heard the crash and found her body on the balcony,’ the worker told the Daily News: ‘We’re lucky she didn’t land on the sidewalk. It’s crazy.’ 

‘Perched above the bright lights of Times Square,’ the bar is further described as New York City’s ‘highest open-air hotel rooftop bar’ on the hotel’s website. 

Onlookers were horrified to see a woman jump from a Times Square rooftop bar. The 26-year-old landed on a balcony 27 floors below and was pronounced dead on the scene. Medical examiners are seen removing the woman’s body

The horrifying incident happened just before 3.30pm Wednesday, before the bar had opened its doors.

According to the hotel’s website, Bar 54 is open Sunday through Thursday from 4pm to midnight.

Emergency services found the 26-year-old woman unresponsive and unconscious on the balcony and she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Her official cause of death will be determined by the city medical examiner. 

The woman jumped from Hyatt Centric's 54th floor roof top bar in Times Square. Police have not said if the woman was a guest at the hotel or visiting the bar. The bar was closed for the rest of yesterday, according to a hotel employee

The woman jumped from Hyatt Centric’s 54th floor roof top bar in Times Square. Police have not said if the woman was a guest at the hotel or visiting the bar. The bar was closed for the rest of yesterday, according to a hotel employee

According to police, she plunged 27 floors from the rooftop of Bar 54 and landed on the 27th floor balcony below. Pictured: The Bar 54 terrace

According to police, she plunged 27 floors from the rooftop of Bar 54 and landed on the 27th floor balcony below. Pictured: The Bar 54 terrace 

The horrifying incident happened just before 3.30pm, with emergency services finding the 26-year-old woman unresponsive and unconscious on the balcony. Pictured: Hyatt Centric hotel

The horrifying incident happened just before 3.30pm, with emergency services finding the 26-year-old woman unresponsive and unconscious on the balcony. Pictured: Hyatt Centric hotel

She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her official cause of death will be determined by the city medical examiner. Pictured: The outside of Hyatt Centric

She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her official cause of death will be determined by the city medical examiner. Pictured: The outside of Hyatt Centric

In a statement, Hyatt Hotels Corporation General Manager Tom Blundell expressed his condolences to the family and said the hotel is working closely with local authorities

In a statement, Hyatt Hotels Corporation General Manager Tom Blundell expressed his condolences to the family and said the hotel is working closely with local authorities  

Police have not said if the woman was a guest at the hotel or visiting the bar, which requires reservations. Standard rooms at the Hyatt location cost upwards of $600 a night. 

‘Soak in stunning river-to-river views of the Chrysler Building and lower Manhattan from 54 floors up at New York City’s highest open-air hotel rooftop bar,’ reads the hotel’s website.

‘Perched above the bright lights of Times Square, Bar 54 is an unforgettable location featuring chic, intimate indoor space and an expansive outdoor terrace – perfect for enjoying delicious craft cocktails, fine wines and light gourmet fare.’

The bar was closed for the rest of yesterday, according to a hotel employee. 

A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed yesterday’s narrative of events. 

In a statement, Hyatt Hotels Corporation General Manager Tom Blundell said: ‘We are deeply saddened by the situation that occurred this afternoon at our hotel and our thoughts go out to the individual’s family and those who have been affected.

‘We are working closely with local authorities and all inquiries should be directed to the New York Police Department.’

Police have yet to identify the woman who jumped 27 floors to her death from the highest rooftop bar in New York City on Wednesday

Police have yet to identify the woman who jumped 27 floors to her death from the highest rooftop bar in New York City on Wednesday

In a statement, Hyatt Hotels Corporation General Manager Tom Blundell said: 'We are deeply saddened by the situation that occurred this afternoon at our hotel and our thoughts go out to the individual's family and those who have been affected

In a statement, Hyatt Hotels Corporation General Manager Tom Blundell said: ‘We are deeply saddened by the situation that occurred this afternoon at our hotel and our thoughts go out to the individual’s family and those who have been affected

The bar, 'perched above the bright lights of Times Square,' requires reservations. Police have not said if the woman was a guest at the hotel or visiting the bar

The bar, ‘perched above the bright lights of Times Square,’ requires reservations. Police have not said if the woman was a guest at the hotel or visiting the bar

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Olivia Devereux-evans

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