- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on the building in downtown Portland that cracked and buckled (all times local):

Portland firefighters say a downtown building that was evacuated after its facade cracked and buckled is not at risk of collapsing.

Fire Battalion Chief Andy Ponce said Tuesday that engineers have determined the 10-story building is structurally sound.

However, it will remain closed to workers and scaffolding will be placed around the facade to protect pedestrians on nearby sidewalks.

The structure in the heart of Portland’s downtown was evacuated before noon. Workers reported hearing a loud bang before being told to get out.

The building dates to 1951 and the crack is in its lower half.

It houses employees from eBay, FedEx, a fitness center, a daycare and offices for Oregon Health & Science University.

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