Part of the Birmingham City Centre was still closed to traffic last night after four pieces of cladding fell from a 40-storey building.
Some of the cladding fell from close to the top of the Beetham Tower building at Holloway Circus, causing workers to be evacuated from shops and offices.
Roads surrounding what will be Birmingham's tallest building were closed from lunchtime. It is the second time that the £70 million building has caused traffic diversions.
In February this year, scaffolding fell nearly 400ft from the tower's roof, narrowly missing workers and passing cars.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said two crews were sent to the incident last night as a precautionary measure, but were not required.
There were no reports of injuries.