ATLANTA – Dozens of people can return to their homes for more than a week after an unstable crane in Midtown Atlanta.

Two makeshift cranes have been used to stabilize the tipped crane while the crews continue to safely dismantle it.

Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway spoke to a resident of Atlantic House Midtown who was returning to his unit.

Daniel Hall said he and his dog Romy couldn’t be more excited.

“It’s a great relief, especially on the weekend. I miss my apartment. She misses the apartment. She’s had a strange week, ”Hall said.

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It’s been a week since a construction disaster also forced street-level shops to close for safety reasons. A four block section of West Peachtree is also closed.

“I just got a work call and the fire alarm went off and they came over the PA and said, ‘You had to go and evacuate immediately,'” Hall said.


“The winds were devastating, they couldn’t work in the last few days because the winds were too strong,” said local resident Victor Marquez.

Marquez, a retired high-rise contractor, lives nearby. He said the work of removing the crippled crane was complicated and costly.

“These are two makeshift cranes that they brought with them. From what I’ve heard with these guys, the yellow one costs about 100 grand a day and the way to run it costs about 60 grand, ”Marquez said.