Miami collapse update: Photos extensive damage underneath the pool of the Florida condo + Engineering reports
More information has come to light after the recent Maimi residential building collapse. A pool contractor visited Champlain Towers South pool-equipment room last week and his photos showed cracked concrete and damaged reinforcement bars. Two days after the pool contractors’ visit, the building collapsed and to date 11 people are confirmed dead with 150 still missing.
The photos showed cracked concrete on the walls and severely damaged rebar – reinforcement bars – under the pool. The photos came as experts told The New York Times that video of the collapse suggested that the disaster was caused by something at the bottom of the building. It remains unclear what caused the building’s collapse or whether the damage under the pool had any effect on the collapse, but engineering reports from 2018 suggest that repairs and maintenance were required along with a letter to the Owners Corp with engineering reports dated 8 December 2020.
Structural Field Survey Report 8 October 2018 – 8777-collins-ave—structural-field-survey-report
Letter to owners corp – miamiletter0628
Updated News report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO00JgtgZZI