2021-06-30

In tribute to the victims of the collapse of the Florida building, Miami Beach cancels Independence Day celebrations

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China News Service, June 30. According to a report by Qiaobao.com, at least 12 people were killed in the collapse of the Surfside apartment complex in Florida, USA. To show respect to the victims and their families, nearby Miami Beach cancelled the Independence Day celebration originally scheduled for July 4. In addition, multiple pieces of evidence indicate that engineers had warned of serious problems in the building months or even years before the collapse.

In tribute to the victims of the collapse of the Florida building, Miami Beach cancels Independence Day celebrations

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p >On June 28, local time, at the scene of the collapse of a high-rise apartment building in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA,

Miami Beach cancelled the Independence Day firework show

According to reports, Champlain Tower A partial collapse occurred in the South Apartment on the 24th, resulting in at least 12 deaths and 149 missing. On 72nd Avenue and Collins Avenue, about one mile south of the accident site, the 4th Fireworks Festival was originally scheduled to be held on July 4, but it has now been cancelled in memory of the victims of the accident.

In addition, due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, holiday celebrations in other areas of Miami-Dade County have also been reduced.

Surfside resident Yulia Popchenkova said she was not surprised by the decision to cancel the Miami Beach event. Popchenkova said: “I knew this would happen even before they announced it. This is a respect for this tragedy.”

In tribute to the victims of the collapse of the Florida building, Miami Beach cancels Independence Day celebrations(1)

The picture shows the collapse of an apartment building in Miami. Search and rescue are still ongoing.

Management has warned the owner of “serious damage to the building”

Although the cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to the New York Times, it was less than 3 years before the collapse of the Champlain Tannan apartment. In August, the chairman of the apartment association warned in a letter that the damage to the building had “significantly worsened”.

In addition to the inspection report that warned of “significant structural damage” to this beachfront apartment in 2018, this letter once again confirmed that in the months or even years before the collapse, the engineers A warning has been issued for the serious problems in the building.

Wodniki wrote in the letter that the 2018 inspections warned that concrete damage would “multiply” in the next few years. Frank Morabito, the engineer who wrote the report, “conducted a ‘more detailed investigation’ of the property” and found signs that this accelerated damage had indeed occurred.

“When you can visually see the concrete peeling (cracking), it means that the steel bars under the surface have rusted and deteriorated.” Wodniki wrote.

“The deterioration of concrete is accelerating.” Wodniki wrote, “The condition of the roof has gotten worse, and new problems have appeared.” She explained that these increasingly serious damages are Since that inspection in 2018, maintenance costs have soared by about 60%.

“In the past few years, a lot of this work could have been done or was included in the plan.” Wodniki wrote in the letter, “but this is how we are now Situation.”