Skip to comments.12-story residential building collapses in Miami…
Posted on 06/24/2021 12:32:28 AM PDT by Enterprise
"Authorities are responding to Champlain Towers following a collapse of the 12-floor residential complex. There are reports of people screaming under the rubble.
More to follow!"
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I wonder if there were warning signs.
Horrible! That this happened in America is almost unthinkable. How old is the building, I wonder.
I wonder if it was a sink hole??
Fire personnel estimate 50+ people trapped under debris
- Emergency services receive numerous 911 calls at 1:28am CST
- Smoke and debris continue to litter onto the streets
- Witnesses report a ‘tremendous boom’
- 2/3 of the tower has collapsed
- 136 residents
actually 136 units. Could be many more residents.
I grew up in south Florida.
Before 1985, the year I left, the building code for all multi-story condos was always poured concrete decks with column support for EVERY floor.
Back then, a condo collapse could NOT happen without an explosion.
>> That this happened in America is almost unthinkable.
Oklahoma, Twin Towers, Pentagon.
Not sure if they describe the tower noise falling, or like a gas explosion in the basement
Praying for those involved.
Any ‘natural’ structural shift would have been noticed well in advance.
So do you think it was a gas explosion in the basement?
Built in 1981
It’s early to know for sure certainly but my initial thought is design/construction flaw. If so how the hell did it get past building code inspections. Incompetence/corruption?
I dont know, dont know if the boom they heard was the collapse noise, or if it was an explosion that preceded or then morphed into the building collapse noise
Awful! Prayers up.
I’m aware of engineering failures that involved suspended structures, but not one that involved a foundational failure.
This is a horrible situation.
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