Uptown building evacuated after reports of shaking



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Occupants of an uptown Charlotte building had to be evacuated briefly Tuesday morning after they reported that the entire building began shaking.

People inside the building at 200 South Tryon St. said it shook for a sustained amount of time around 11 a.m.

“It was a rumbling -- like a rumbling noise and then the building started to, uh, started to tremble. It was like really low-key, you could barely feel it, and then it kind of intensified slightly,” said worker Jackie Patterson.

Firefighters arrived a short time later to inspect the building and determined that a problem with the air handling system caused the shaking.

Meteorologists in Severe Weather Center 9 backed that theory up by confirming that no seismic activity was reported in the area.

Workers were allowed back into the building around 11:30 a.m.