Roof collapse at Houston’s Downtown Aquarium

The aquarium remained open to guests.

HOUSTON — A woman was injured Friday after a structure collapsed over the entrance to Houston’s Downtown Aquarium.

The Downtown Aquarium is on Bagby Street near the Gulf Freeway.

The structure above the entrance fell on the woman as she stood under it, officials said. She was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.

No other injuries were reported.

A forklift had to be brought to the facility to pick up the debris from the collapse.

The aquarium remained open to guests.

Steve Scheinthal, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Landry’s, Inc., made the following statement to KHOU 11:

”We are not entirely sure what happened at the Downtown Aquarium tonight, but we are committed to a full investigation. We immediately reached out to the affected person’s family and are doing what we can to support them. We’ve cleaned up the area and our development team is keen to understand what happened. The Downtown Aquarium will reopen tomorrow.”

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Laura Coffey

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