Beam "popped out" of Atlanta parking deck, executive says

07/2/2009 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

The partial collapse of an Atlanta parking deck was caused by an exterior beam popping out of the structure, according to David Tyndall, head of Gateway Development, owner of the deck. At this point, Gateway executives do not know what forced the beam out. Meanwhile, experts say that even small errors in the design of a parking garage or deviating from specifications can cause a structure to collapse.

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