- Ellen Eldridge The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta police say high winds are to blame where part of the facade fell off the
building at 34 Peachtree Street in Atlanta.
Officials are cautioning people to avoid Woodruff Park in the Five Points area and closing streets, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Donald Hannah said.
At least one metal tile came down from an upper portion of the building, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Peachtree Street at Auburn Avenue, Walton and Wall streets; Marietta Street at Broad Street and Park Place; and Edgewood Avenue at Peachtree Center Avenue have been shut down due to debris falling from the upper structure of a 32-story building, Hannah said.
MARTA has been notified, he said.
“All pedestrian and vehicular traffic have been blocked,” Hannah said. “Barricades have been placed around the area affected.”
Building engineers have been notified, Hannah said.