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Sat Jul 10, 2021, 01:58 PM

Review prompted by building collapse closes Miami courthouse

Source: Associated Press

By DAVID FISCHER
an hour ago

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade County Courthouse will begin undergoing repairs immediately because of safety concerns found during a review prompted by the deadly collapse of a nearby condominium building, officials said.

An engineering firm that examined the 28-story courthouse recommended that it undergo immediate structural repairs and that floors 16 and above be closed. All courthouse employees, including those who work on lower floors, will return to working from home, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other leaders said in a joint statement late Friday.

In its report, engineering firm U.S. Structures Inc. said that during its June 30 inspection, it found structural distress in various structural members such as support beams and joists, including steel columns that are in “poor condition” and concrete columns that have numerous cracks.

Associated Press writer Curt Anderson in St. Petersburg, Florida, contributed to this report.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/business-lifestyle-health-courts-miami-f2934f1febdb5e82eabe3be2bac0b026

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turbinetree Jul 10 OP
patphil Jul 10 #1
joetheman Jul 10 #2
Justice matters. Jul 10 #3
flying_wahini Jul 11 #4
twodogsbarking Jul 11 #5

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 03:16 PM

1. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how many structurally unsound bldgs. there are in Florida?

My guess is hundreds.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 04:23 PM

2. No rules, no regulations, no taxes, no enforcement of rules, regs, tax collections. Consequences!

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Response to joetheman (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 04:34 PM

3. But, but, but... we're not a Librul Communist country!!11 USA! USA!11!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 09:46 AM

4. Does DeSantis work in one of the these decrepit buildings?


One can only hope.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 03:10 PM

5. Better to err on the side of safety.

Attorneys are standing by.

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