Queens woman, 26, may have fallen to her death from Times Square rooftop bar accidentally

Queens woman, 26, may have fallen to her death from Times Square rooftop bar accidentally

Queens woman, 26, may have fallen to her death from Times Square rooftop bar accidentally: Fell from 54th to 27th floor where body was discovered by workers

  • The 26-year-old woman, who has not been named, plunged 27 floors from rooftop of Bar 54 
  • A couple, who were staying at the hotel across the street, told DailyMail.com that they witnessed emergency services collecting the body after the woman fell to the 27th floor 
  • The New York Police Department have yet to comment further on the circumstances surrounding the plunge
  • Eyewitnesses said staff at the Hyatt Centric tried to grab the woman before she plunged to her death
  • Among the guests with rooms at the hotel on Wednesday evening was a group of influencers and celebrities, who were staying in the building after a movie premier in Times Square 
  • She is said to have made a phone call, then climbed onto a piece of furniture before falling
  • The victim landed on a 27th floor ledge, and her remains were removed a few hours later 
  • It’s currently unclear if she jumped from the rooftop bar or if her fall was accidental 

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Horrified tourists visiting New York City watched on from their hotel room as responders found and collected the body of a woman who plunged to her death from a 54th floor Times Square rooftop bar.

The unidentified 26 year-old, believed to be from from Hollis in Queens, fell to her death from Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric on Wednesday afternoon. Her death was initially reported as a suicide, but the fall may have been accidental.

It’s believed that staff at the bar also tried in vain to grab the woman moments before she fell 27 floors and landed on a ledge on the skyscraper hotel. 

Other eyewitnesses told police the woman was ‘seen jumping’ to her death around 3:30pm Wednesday. She was seen making a phone call, before climbing onto a piece of furniture, then jumping over the side of the terrace.

A couple, who were staying at the hotel across the street, told DailyMail.com that they witnessed emergency services collecting the body after the woman fell to the 27th floor.

They saw responders covering the dead body with a white sheet. It was later removed from the hotel.

In a shocking clip filmed from their hotel room window, at least two people were seen dealing with the situation at Hyatt Centric.

It’s currently unclear if she jumped from the rooftop bar or if her fall was accidental. 

Among the guests with rooms at the hotel on Wednesday evening was a group of influencers and celebrities, who were staying in the building after a movie premier in Times Square.

Tourists from overseas at the hotel last night said that they heard sirens outside their rooms after the tragedy.

But many residents at the four-star hotel told DailyMail.com that they were not aware of what had happened on Wednesday.

Locals said that the street was blocked off by ambulances and police cars in the evening as they responded to the ordeal. 

A first responder is seen about to cover the woman’s body with a white sheet on the 27th-floor balcony of the hotel

A couple, who were staying across the street from Hyatt Centric Times Square, saw the commotion from their room. A white sheet is seen over the dead body after the woman plunged to her death

A couple, who were staying across the street from Hyatt Centric Times Square, saw the commotion from their room. A white sheet is seen over the dead body after the woman plunged to her death

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The woman, 26, fell from Bar 54, plunging 27 flights, and landing on the balcony on the 27th floor (pictured)

The balcony where the woman, 26, fell to her death at Bar 54 on Wednesday

The balcony where the woman, 26, fell to her death at Bar 54 on Wednesday 

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

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

Horrified tourists saw the moment the woman's body was covered by a white sheet on the 27th floor of the building

Horrified tourists saw the moment the woman’s body was covered by a white sheet on the 27th floor of the building

Eyewitnesses told police the woman was 'seen jumping' to her death around 3:30pm Wednesday

Eyewitnesses told police the woman was ‘seen jumping’ to her death around 3:30pm Wednesday

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

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.’ 

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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