Downtown Cleveland building damaged after construction crane drops metal beams

Beams that plummeted from crane shut down traffic in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police and first responders were called to a damaged building in downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square neighborhood.

Downtown Cleveland structure partially collapses after crane drops construction equipment

The incident was reported around 1 p.m. on Thursday in the area of Euclid Avenue and East 17th Street near the new construction for “The Lumen.”

According to the Cleveland Division of Police, a crane dropped a metal beam onto the parking garage below.

Police closed Euclid Avenue in both directions while crews clean up debris. The road is not expected to reopen until approximately 4 p.m.

The Lumen is slated to be a 34-story residential tower.

No injuries have been reported.

This is a developing story.

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