WATCH: Sidewalks near the Palliser Hotel were closed Monday afternoon after pieces of stone fell. Tracy Nagai reports.
CALGARY – The Calgary Fire Department is investigating after reports two pieces of stone fell from the Fairmont Palliser Hotel downtown on Monday afternoon.
Officials were trying to determine exactly where the two fist-sized chunks came from during their investigation at the Palliser, which is at 1 Street and 9 Avenue S.W.
The Calgary Fire Department originally identified the fallen pieces as sandstone, but a city official later said they were chunks of limestone. Fairmont Palliser spokesperson David Woodward maintained “the building is made of sandstone” when asked if the pieces could be another material.
Part of 1 Street S.W. was closed to traffic at around 3 p.m.
With files from Tracy Nagai