Miami building collapse

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10 foot compartments were reduced to 1 1/2' compartments as the floors got pancaked. Very, very sad to accept that the death toll will likely near 100 once the bodies and survivors (if any) are recovered. Watching the video of the buildings collapsing brought back images of the Twin Towers collapsing.
 

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Terrible. It sounds like this building has been documented as sinking since the 90's so sounds like a ticking time bomb to me.
 

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In 1977 well-known Florida author John D. MacDonald published a novel titled Condominium. It rose to the top of The NY Times best seller list and remained there for several weeks. The main theme centered on the shoddy and dangerous building practices for condos along the waterfront in the greater Miami area at that time.
 

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Now this is interesting. Ivanka and Jarod live two buildings down in an exact replica of the building that collapsed.. Was the target missed by a nut hair?
 

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Building on left (Blue) is what collapsed. Building on the right (Red) is Ivanka's residence. Botched air strike?

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Surprising as this building doesn't look like anything special for a billionaires daughter to be staying at. Seems like there is more to this story for sure however.
 

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They say the building was forty + years old. Let's say 2 year build with permitting. 1 1/2 design and engineering. After Carters failed reign puts it at 76/77/78. Specs. I'd bet against the use of coated rebar since it debuted 73/74. On bridge building. Be interesting to find out because this could affect many other structures in Florida.

Not if epoxy coated rebar was used.
 

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If they can find a way they will, even if they have to make it up.

He did move to Florida so it’s probably his fault. All joking aside, terrible to see. I saw on TV that there were a lot of Israeli nationals staying in this building. I hope the count goes down as time goes on.


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