Parts of downtown Austin skyscraper fall to street

Large pieces of metal fell from the relatively new 5th+Colorado tower in downtown Austin Friday afternoon.
The pieces — which appear to be ornamental awnings between 14 and 17 stories high — struck a vehicle but no injuries were reported, according to Austin Police Department. Part of West Fifth Street has been closed since about 1:30 p.m., and police are unsure when it will reopen. The closure triggered a notable traffic snarl near Fifth and Colorado streets.
The building — home to co-working…

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