The storm that swept through Atlanta last night ripped a huge aluminum panel off a HENSE mural on the new Icon Midtown apartment tower, shutting down the busy area around Peachtree and 14th Streets, which are still closed (and jammed) at this writing. There are no reported injuries. The projectile landed 200 feet away directly in front of a Starbuck’s.
As reported on Channel 2 News, residents described a loud explosion, with one witness saying it was a lightning strike that brought it down. Designed by HENSE, aka Alex Brewer, the mural was completed in November 2017. It’s 86 feet tall and 65 feet wide, and studded with a number of “3-D elements,” circular aluminum panels, some up to 24 feet wide.
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