Unstable Crane in Atlanta in Jeopardy of Falling

The crane is in jeopardy of falling and officials are hopeful the weather doesn't impact the situation further.
(Atlanta Fire Rescue photo, Twitter)

Atlanta Fire Rescue responds to Midtown construction site

FirefighterNation Staff

ATLANTA, Georgia – Atlanta Fire Rescue officials told 11Alive there was a mechanical failure while construction workers were taking down a crane at a construction site on Friday.

The crane is in jeopardy of falling and officials are hopeful the weather doesn’t impact the situation further.

The crane is leaning into the building at 13th and West Peachtree Street.

Firefighters evacuated several buildings nearby.

Officials say the streets could be shut down for 24 to 48 hours while the crane is dismantled.

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