Panels being removed at Thompson Center

October 14, 2009 (CHICAGO) A stone panel fell from the building's arcade this summer. No one was hurt.

Crews will remove about 1,000 granite panels, each weighing between 200 and 600 pounds.

Some streets around the Thompson Center may be closed temporarily for safety reasons as the project progresses.

The stone removal is expected to begin by the end of this month and take about eight weeks.

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