Archive for April 22nd, 2008

Downtown damage

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View westward of downtown Atlanta (note Varsity sign)….

Remember the tornado that hit downtown Atlanta back on the evening of the 14th of March? Well, here’s a look at some of the remaining damage.

That’s plywood blocking windows in the Georgia Pacific building (center, brownish), and those black spots on the round Westin hotel building are more broken windows. The tornado would have come from the west(ish), so this may not be the worst of it. Some streets are still closed. Many fancy, made-to-order windows must be special-ordered, and thus will not be replaced for months. I hear the grass in the nearby parks was carefully combed to remove grass shards.