Downtown YMCA reopens after crane accident

A downtown Indianapolis YMCA that was damaged in a crane accident will reopen Friday.

The YMCA at the Athenaeum Building had extensive water damage after a crane fell onto the building's roof Aug. 23. The crane burst a sprinkler line, sending water through much of the 1890s facility.

Structural engineer Wesley Harrison says the structural and water damage issues have been stabilized in the Athenaeum and won't affect the building's safety. Harrison says temporary structural repairs are finished and permanent repairs will begin soon.

State authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the crane's fall.

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