TheViewHousehas been a hit since it opened last March in the Ballpark neighborhood -- but it took a hit early this morning, when a man who'd attended a Zombie rock concert there fell from the top deck onto some wooden scaffolding fourteen or so feet below. Let this be a warning: If you dress as a mountaineer on Halloween, do not try to act like a mountaineer. See also: Chef and Tell with Jose Guerrero, exec chef of the ViewHouse
Channel 7 reported on the incident early this morning, and reported that the man had been transported to the hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
We reached Brad Manske, director of operations at Lotus Concepts, owner of ViewHouse, and got more information: At 1 a.m. this morning, a reveler dressed as a mountaineer had climbed over the railing on the top deck at ViewHouse, then attempted to jump onto the roof of a nearby law firm. He missed, and landed on a wooden frame fourteen feet or so below.
"All our safety precautions are in place," Manske notes. "We take our guests' safety seriously."
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Still, it's hard to guard against guests who take their costumes too seriously.