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Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:17 PM

Eleven days after partial collapse, remainder of Surfside condo is demolished

Source: Miami Herald

Thremaining portion of Champlain Towers South has been demolished.

At 10:30 Sunday night, authorities detonated charges inserted into holes drilled in the part of the 12-story Surfside condo that stood tenuously for 11 days after half of the structure collapsed in the middle of the night on June 24th, killing at least 24 and trapping more than 100 in the rubble of dozens of units that fell in circumstances still not completely understood.

Officials paused a frustrating and complicated search-and rescue effort Saturday to prepare for demolition, which sent a plume of dust and smoke into the sky, a cloud that blew west into the neighborhood of single-family homes that make up the sleepy beach town of Surfside.


Read more: https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article252574678.html

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Reply Eleven days after partial collapse, remainder of Surfside condo is demolished (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 4 OP
IcyPeas Jul 4 #1
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applegrove Jul 4 #2
MyOwnPeace Jul 5 #3
cstanleytech Jul 5 #4
pstokely Jul 5 #5
Worried2020 Jul 5 #6
Deminpenn Jul 5 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 5 #9
FailureToCommunicate Jul 5 #10
manicdem Jul 5 #11
TexasBushwhacker Jul 5 #12
burrowowl Jul 5 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:20 PM

1. So sad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:43 PM

2. .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 12:04 AM

3. I used to vacation there in the 60's........

a 'quiet' community between the 'big' hotels of early Miami Beach fame.
I was shocked to visit some 50 years later to see how the small 2 and 3 story motels were now towers - and now we have an idea of how those 'towers' were built.
So sad........

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 12:50 AM

4. Not sure if its an issue of how they were built as it could be an issue of how they were not

maintained properly as it seems from what I have read the residents were told that they needed to fund a repair but were balking over the costs it would have taken.
Regardless though its a tragic incident.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 01:52 AM

5. built and designed around the same time as the Kansas City Hyatt (now a Sheraton)

that building was only a year old when the skywalks collapsed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyatt_Regency_walkway_collapse

how many other malaise era buildings have issues?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 01:53 AM

6. So, the remains in the rest of the building just got buried?

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- Who knows? - Maybe someone was still alive underneath the rubble!

It's possible . . .



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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 06:06 AM

8. No, the controlled demolition was done

so that the remaining part of the building specifically did not fall on the debris from the original collapse.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 06:51 AM

9. The new debris might not have fallen on the existing debris, but

when the new debris landed, its impact might have caused pockets in the existing debris to collapse upon any survivors there might have been within.

It made a sound.

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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 09:58 AM

10. The area where victims are was covered first in a huge tarp as a precaution for any dust from

the controlled demolition.

Now the rescuers can get back to work.

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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 12:23 PM

11. Falling on rescue workers

Id guess there was a fear of the remaining building collapsing on the rescue workers.

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Response to manicdem (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 04:29 PM

12. It was done in anticipation of Hurricane Elsa

A controlled demolition is safer than the rest of the building being blown over.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 02:54 AM

7. Hopefully they can recover more victims for closure.

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