Saturday, June 26, 2021

More speculation about why that Miami condo tower collapsed (150 people unaccounted for)

It's an international issue:

The sister of [Paraguay's] first lady ... her husband ... and three children were in the United States to receive Covid-19 vaccinations at the time of the Miami building collapse, according to Paraguay's Foreign Minister ....

They are among six Paraguayans who are unaccounted for following the building collapse. 

Miami Herald:

In a 2018 report about the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, an engineer flagged a “major error” dating back to the building’s origin where lack of proper drainage on the pool deck had caused “major structural damage,” according to records released late Friday night by town officials in the wake of the tower’s disastrous collapse on Thursday.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the issue was repaired or whether it could have ultimately contributed to the building’s partial collapse

On Miami's building codes: