Video shows shattered window fall apart at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

This screenshot shows a shattered window at a bar in the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas fall apart. (Courtesy Crystal Schenkel)

Glass fell more than 200 feet above the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning, shattering on the ground below the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The outer pane of a giant double pane window broke around 12:30 a.m. in the Sky Lobby of the high-rise hotel.

Crystal Schenkel was walking through the hotel with friends when she heard a commotion.

“It was just a big crashing sound. Just glass breaking,” said Crystal Schenkel.

“It was the right place, right time and the whole thing just came down,” she continued. “I went down to the valet area to leave and more glass kept falling.”

Fortunately, no one was hurt. Yellow tape surrounded the front of the hotel Friday morning to keep people away.

It’s still not clear how the window was broken out.

Troy Strain is the owner of It Works Glass Services.

His workers could be seen high up on a scaffold platform looking at the window.

“At this point, there’s no way of telling what actually broke it. We cleared up everything and cleaned up anything that could possibly fall,” said Troy Strain.

“It happens every once in a while. There's no real explanation. It's just a spontaneous thing. It could be anything from movement. It could've been a bird that hit it,” he continued.

In a statement to News 3, a spokesperson said the hotel was looking into what happened.

“We can confirm that last night at approximately 12:30 a.m., the outer pane of a double pane glass window shattered in our 23rd-floor sky lobby. The inside pane is still intact,’ said Erica Johnson.

“No guests or team members were injured and there was minimal property damage. We are currently conducting an investigation into the cause and working to repair the outer pane,” she continued.

“The well-being, safety, and security of our guests are of paramount importance. The hotel continues to make every effort to ensure all practices and standards are in line with strict safety and security regulations,” said Johnson.

As for Schenkel, she said it was a moment she could’ve never predicted.

“I'm glad no one was hurt,” said Schenkel. “It's never a dull moment here in Vegas I guess.”

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