City Paper is not for tourists
Part of a canopy over a pedestrian bridge at American University—between Mary Graydon Center (MGC) and Battelle—collapsed this morning.
The Eagle reports:
About half the structure collapsed — and pieces were still falling. What was left standing was closest to Butler Pavilion.
After the collapse, few people were outside. No emergency vehicles were in the area either.
SUB Director Clay Pencek, who was working the information desk in MGC, said the collapse happened around 11:40 a.m., and that there were no injuries.
The builder of the canopy has been contacted, and plans are being developed for a repair or replacement of the structure, University Architect Jerry Gager said in an e-mail.
Check out the photo gallery of the canopy—before and after.