A seventeen year old boy jumped to his death from the 31st floor of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Vincent DePeralta of Kendall Park, NJ left a suicide note on the 31st floor balcony, and crashed into an 8th floor bar at about 12:35AM. The Marriott Marquis, which has a total of 49 floors, is notable for its soaring atrium. The Marriott Marquis spokesperson told the Times "it was virtually impossible " for this to have been an accident, since there are protective grates, shaped like troughs, installed to prevent accidental falls: "If an individual is walking around on a guest floor and leans over to look down on the lobby, there is no way they could fall accidentally."
NYU is installing barriers to prevent any more suicides in their library's atrium.