Condo Collapses in South Florida Coastal Community

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25 Jun 2021, 9:19 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/us/florida-condo-collapse-witnesses/index.html


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25 Jun 2021, 9:45 pm

Last year, one of the penthouses in that building sold for $28 MILLION.


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26 Jun 2021, 12:35 pm

Sylkat wrote:
Last year, one of the penthouses in that building sold for $28 MILLION.

They should get their money back!


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30 Jun 2021, 3:46 pm

The number of people killed in the collapse is now 16.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/us/miami-dade-building-collapse-wednesday/index.html?form=MY01SV&OCID=MY01SV


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03 Jul 2021, 5:06 pm

The number of people killed in the collapse is now 24.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/03/at-least-24-dead-in-florida-condo-collapse-demolition-as-early-as-sunday.html


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03 Jul 2021, 5:41 pm

The missing are all likely dead, they just can't go into the official count until found.

It's tragic.

They were fighting over what to do and how much to pay and didn't get the building shored up in time.

I would love to live on the ocean, but I'll remind myself of this to talk myself out of it.


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06 Jul 2021, 1:43 am

I read a few articles about this. Poor design and construction and nearly complete maintenance and repair negligence = pool water and ocean sea water were constantly eroding the foundation. Pumps were worked so hard puking water out of the basement utility room that they had to be replaced every 2 years.

Another nearby building has been condemned as a precaution.

I didn’t read the article, but another article says the USA (and Canada) have a Trillion Dollar problem of what to do about aging concrete buildings that are all due to be replaced. Crazy.


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06 Jul 2021, 5:23 pm

Recoveries continue despite the fact bad weather is making this situation more difficult.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/06/us/miami-dade-building-collapse-tuesday/index.html


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08 Jul 2021, 4:50 pm

The number killed in the collapse is now 60.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/us/miami-dade-building-collapse-thursday/index.html


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09 Jul 2021, 1:30 pm

The number killed in the collapse is now 78, but one was found alive.

https://www.wesh.com/article/florida-condo-collapse-man-thanks-rescuer-saving-15-year-old-nephew/36961431


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12 Jul 2021, 6:38 pm

COVID-19 infects vaccinated leader at Florida condo site

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A vaccinated Miami-Dade county commissioner who helped other local officials in Surfside following the collapse of a condominium building announced that he and his chief of staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The news release late Sunday from Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz said he and his chief of staff Isidoro Lopez, who also received a vaccine against COVID-19, came down with flu-like symptoms earlier in the day and later tested positive for the virus.

"Staff and others who have been in close contact with them will be getting tested between today and tomorrow," the news release said. The statement also said Diaz and Lopez would be isolating and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diaz had participated in news conferences and meetings with other officials in Surfside, the Miami Herald reported. Miami-Dade spokesperson Rachel Johnson told the newspaper that COVID-19 tests would be administered at the Surfside command center on Monday.

The search for bodies continues at the wreckage of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, where Monday morning, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed the death toll had reached 94 in last month's collapse. Some 22 people remain listed as missing.


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