This News & Observer file photo shows a worker spraying concrete onto the ceiling of the parking garage of the former Jack Tar Motel in Durham on August 3, 2016.
This News & Observer file photo shows a worker spraying concrete onto the ceiling of the parking garage of the former Jack Tar Motel in Durham on August 3, 2016. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
This News & Observer file photo shows a worker spraying concrete onto the ceiling of the parking garage of the former Jack Tar Motel in Durham on August 3, 2016. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
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