- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) - Multiple buildings have been evacuated amid concerns about a large crane at a skyscraper under construction in midtown Atlanta, authorities said Friday.

Fire crews were at the scene Friday morning on West Peachtree Street, Atlanta Fire Rescue said.

The equipment is a tower crane that is leaning and “possibly unstable,” the agency said.

No injuries were reported, though several buildings were evacuated and the street below was closed, Atlanta Fire Rescue Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.

The crane is next to and very close to a 31-story office tower that developers say is the tallest building constructed in Atlanta since the Great Recession, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Technology giant Google will be among its tenants, the newspaper reported.



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