4:43pm

Mon May 9, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Engineers Seek Explanation

A structural engineer spent most of Monday morning at the corner of Vine Street and Hernando Alley in Lexington, trying to determine what caused a piece of concrete to fall from the Phoenix parking garage Sunday night. A 28-foot slab fell from the 2nd level of the garage, which is owned by the city.

"With the six garages that we've got, five of which are open, we're going to do whatever it takes to make sure they're all safe for the public. I can assure you that."

Parking garage manager Tom Wilson says about 80 city employees will now have to park at other facilities until repairs are made. The Phoenix was last inspected in 2007.