Photos: Building evacuated over potential collapse

The 5th Avenue Building was built in 1951

KOIN 6 News Staff - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 66-year-old, 10-story tall building in the heart of downtown Portland was evacuated late Tuesday morning after a large crack in the side was discovered.

Emergency crews rushed to the 5th Avenue Building at 1400 SW 5th Avenue around 11:30 a.m. after witnesses said debris began falling. The large crack in siding on a middle-floor was discovered, and crews began evaluating the threat of a collapse.

No structural damage was discovered, city inspectors said.


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