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The collapse of a Florida building recalls the deadly fall of a hotel in Kansas City in 1981.

suddenly 12-storey Miami Beach condo pancakes It could be America’s most deadly and unintentional collapse of buildings in decades.

So far, officials say that only four people have died in the collapse of the Champlan Tower and 159 are missing, but three days after the catastrophic fall of the building, survivors No more found.

In 1981, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, two aisles fell straight up and crashed into a tea dance in the lobby, killing 114 people.

In addition to the dead, 216 were injured. Rescue workers worked 14 hours to release survivors buried in the intertwined turmoil of iron, concrete and glass.

According to media reports at the time, about 1,600 people were gathering in the lobby.

The remains of the two catwalks are scattered in the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel on July 19, 1981, after collapsing on Friday night. A walkway on the 4th floor fell into a walkway on the 2nd floor, colliding with a crowded dance floor in the lobby, killing more than 100 people and injuring more.
114 people were killed in the 1981 Kansas City hotel tragedy.
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On July 19, 1981, the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel is dotted with the remains of two catwalks.
The Kansas City incident also injured more than 200 people.
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Workers look in the rubble of Champlain Towers South Condo.
After the building partially collapsed on June 24, 2021, workers search the rubble at Champlain Towers South Condo, Surfside, Florida.
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The final report from the investigation into the cause of the collapse stated that it was a structural overload due to a design flaw that “the sidewalk had minimal capacity to resist its own weight.”

The Hyatt Hotel collapse was the most deadly unintentional structural damage in American history and the most deadly structural collapse until the plane crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The collapse of a Florida building recalls the deadly fall of a hotel in Kansas City in 1981.

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