Part of Center City mural falls on parked cars amid high winds

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A mural in Center City has been badly damaged by Monday?s high winds. (WPVI)

Panels from a multistory mural have blown off the wall of a Philadelphia hospital, hitting two parked cars but not causing any injuries.

A statement from Hahnemann University Hospital attributes the mural damage to Monday's windy weather. It says the building itself is not damaged.

A mural fell on parked cars amid high wind at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia on January 23.

The artwork, which honors people who live with disabilities, was dedicated in 2008 by the city's Mural Arts Program.

A spokeswoman says it's the first time in the program's 30-year history that a mural constructed with woven panels has detached from its wall.
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The hospital has closed the adjacent parking lot and sidewalk while structural engineers assess the situation. A mural crew is also evaluating the damage.

The Mural Arts Program has created more than 4,000 murals throughout the city.

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