Skyline, with cranes.

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

The view from our neighborhood, but a bit above the trees.

Our city, well into the year of the pandemic, looks at a distance a lot like it always does. Especially notable: lots of construction cranes. And faithful to a more unsettling Atlanta tradition, at the end of last week there have been a couple of construction accidents—concrete parking deck sections pancaking down under cranes—in Midtown, right where (I believe) Emory is building a large expansion of its Midtown hospital. Two sections, two different days.

I think their inspectors have to look way, way more closely at this structure this week.

I feel for the guys and gals who have to work under these stresses, and under reduced Federal inspection and oversight.