Condo Building Collapse in Miami in Surfside, FL (Google Maps) Condo Building Collapse in Miami Around 2am on 24 JUN 2021, the oceanside half of Champlain Towers South Condo, a 12-story 130 unit building constructed in 1981 completely collapsed. Multiple fatalaties are expected with only 1 confirmed as of 9AM of the same day.Where was the building collapse in Surfside Florida?
Some engineers looking at the failure of a 13-story condo tower in Florida said the collapse appeared to have begun somewhere near the bottom of the building. Video annotated by The New York Times describes the stages of a deadly building collapse in Surfside, Fla., on Thursday.Are there any buildings at risk in Miami?
A MAP has revealed other areas in Miami where buildings are at risk after a 2015 lawsuit complained of cracks in the condo that collapsed. One resident at The Champlain Towers South in Surfside had complained that the gaps had led to $15,000 worth of water damage. They launched a similar lawsuit in 2001, citing the same problem.What causes a building to collapse at the bottom?
Explanations for an initial failure at the bottom of the building could include a problem with the deep, reinforced concrete pilings on which the building sits — perhaps set off by an unknown void or a sinkhole below — which then compromised the lower columns.