The Atlanta Intown Paper reported recently that a construction crane mishap in Midtown has led to the evacuation of many residents of the neighborhood and the closure of several streets as contractors work to stabilize a damaged crane and lower it safely to the ground below.
According to officials with Atlanta Fire Rescue as well as officials from the contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, crews were in the process of dismantling a crane Friday at the site of a new tower when a mechanical failure destabilized the crane, causing it to lean. As a precaution, the area surrounding the site was evacuated, forcing businesses to close and residents to leave their homes until the crane is removed. The process of stabilizing and removing the crane is expected to take 48 hours but may last through the end of the week.
The construction site where the crane incident occurred is part of a mixed-use project developed by Selig that when completed will house Google’s southeastern headquarters.
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