Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pictures of disaster

A few weeks ago, a tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta. The week after, I had to go to the Westin hotel, which lost many of it's windows. It's a very tall, round building and the entire exterior is glass windows.

Despite all this damage, no one was hurt. There were injuries and, sadly,deaths reported elsewhere in the city and the metro area, but at this hotel, none. There was a rumor that the building shifted a few feet off it's foundation but that's not true. It sway with the wind, as designed.

Here you can see the cables for the elevators and the hotel curtains exposed.
We got some desperately needed rain, but I'm sure those who live in buildings missing roofs, windows, and walls, really wish it would have stayed warm and dry, not cold and rainy.

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