Construction launch postponed because of Irma

Hurricane Irma, Georgia Tech, Living Building, construction launch

The construction launch for the Living Building at Georgia Tech has been postponed due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma, organizers announced today.

“Due to the anticipated hazardous weather conditions and for the safety of the community, the launch of the Living Building at Georgia Tech is postponed until further notice,” according to a statement released late this morning. “We apologize for the inconvenience. “A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Forecast models show Irma — currently rated a Class 4 Hurricane — making its way up the Florida peninsula and arriving in north Georgia late Monday or early Tuesday. While Irma may be downgraded to a tropical storm by that time, it could result in heavy rains, sustained winds topping 40 miles per hour and a high risk of tornadoes.

Tuesday’s launch was to be held outside, at the building site near the corner of Ferst Road and State Street on the Georgia Tech campus. Among the festivities were planned remarks by dignitaries and displays of high tech equipment.

We’ll let you know when the launch is rescheduled.

Image above: National Hurricane Center map shows possibility of hurricane-force winds reaching North Georgia.




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