• Part of building collapses onto Atlanta sidewalk

    By: Tom Regan , Steve Gehlbach

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Heavy rain is likely to blame for part of building collapsing onto a downtown Atlanta sidewalk.

    It wasn’t raining at the time Friday, but day after day of rain must have weakened the moulding at the top of the 2-story building on Pyror Street.

    The collapsed happened around 8 a.m. Friday when part of the building’s decorative façade came crashing down.

    In exclusive video to Channel 2 Action News, a car driving down the street had to swerve to get out of the way of any falling debris. 

    Awning collapse in Atlanta
    Awning collapse in Atlanta

    Two cars parked in the street were hit and had minor damage.

    Construction workers across the street said there was a man walking close by that was given a scare, but thankfully no one was injured.

    Channel 2 Action News spoke to the owner whose family’s law firm operates out of the building.

    “We are calling structural engineers, calling emergency crews to come clean up the mess, and then hopefully the city of Atlanta will allow us to open the front of the building to our clients can get inside,” said building owner Karen King.

    A structural engineer come out later and deemed the building sound.

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