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West Peachtree to remain closed rest of week as crews work to dismantle dangling crane

February 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Channel 2′s Christian Jennings was in Midtown Sunday, where the crane is still dangling precariously over 13th Street and West Peachtree.

“Once the crane is safely dismantled, crews will need to disassemble the assist cranes that were brought in to complete this task. ” Officials said the crane became unstable after a hydraulic cylinder malfunctioned as crews were trying to take the crane down on Friday morning.

Officials said those cranes will also have to be dismantled.

Atlanta police said Friday afternoon that officials feared the damage the crane could cause to nearby buildings if it fell.

“The crane, I can say, is in jeopardy of falling down,” said Atlanta Fire Capt.

“They were jumping the tower crane,” Brodek said.

It’s an electric hydraulic pump and it charges the cylinder and then the cylinder will raise the crane up and the crane, there’s a certain position it’s got to be in so it’s balanced. ” Brodek said the incident could have been much worse.

“Once you’re up so high, a mobile crane from the ground can’t do it,” Brodek said.

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