6 Months Later, The Responsibility Lessons From The Surfside Condo Collapse

By Adrien Pickard (Jan. 13, 2022, 4:59 p.m. EST) – Shortly after 1 a.m. on June 24, 2021, the Champlain Towers Surface Bridge – a 12-story oceanfront condo located in Surfside, Fla. contained a pool located above a ground level parking garage – collapsed.

Less than seven minutes later, the entire eastern part of the building broke apart, collapsing almost instantly, trapping and killing nearly 100 residents, most of whom were asleep at the time. This collapse is the third deadliest structural engineering failure in U.S. history.

The victims react

In the months that followed, the plaintiffs rushed to file a complaint to recover what some …

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