Area to reopen near downtown tower where debris fell

Area to reopen near downtown tower where debris fell

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Debris fell Tuesday for a third straight day from the 32-story building. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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  • Woodruff Park and roads near 34 Peachtree will reopen at 3 p.m. Thursday, police said.
  • Engineers checked the building this week after debris fell for three straight days.

The area around the downtown Atlanta tower where debris fell several times this week will be back to normal Thursday afternoon.

“All roads around 34 Peachtree St. will resume normal operations today at 3 p.m.,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said Thursday. “This also includes Woodruff Park.”

Police had barricaded the park and closed several streets in the vicinity of the 32-story building. The actions came after debris fell from the building three straight days beginning Sunday.

Engineers were deployed to check the building, Brown said earlier.

At least one metal tile fell Sunday and about five more pieces of debris fell Tuesday. Police did not say how much debris fell Tuesday, but said high winds were the cause.

At one point, Georgia State University police and ambassadors were deployed to guide students around the area while the closure was in effect, Atlanta police said.

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