Our codes mean the buildings can withstand hurricanes!
Still night air presents unique stresses, though.
They thought the exorbitant permit fees meant things were inspected to conform to code.
Gravity remains merely a theory.
You're all throwing shade trying to deny the involvement of white people in this disaster.
What color was the architect?
What color was the builder?
What color was the financier?
What color were the engineers and inspectors?
A residential building that was structurally inspected LAST MONTH collapses. One person is dead, about a hundred are "missing". Rescue operations continue.
The buildings owner(s) walk free the day after. So do the inspectors. Thousands of column inches of news coverage, we haven't even heard who owns the pile of rubble and human flesh. The identities of the building inspectors remain a state secret.
Never liked that about florida....... this is one of a billion reasons why we shouldnt allow high-rises on the beach/side. There SHOULD be a set back...imo... of at LEAST a block where a street separates the structures from ocean side.
As is, these hotels and condos capture their portion of the beach like they own it then try and control its access points.
I wouldn't be sad to see every single high-rise on the beach side get bulldozed. Having said that.... no state income tax is a pretty good trade off.
So you want detailed reasons of the collapse after one day. You are kidding right. First inspection won't even start until the building and area is search for Human remains, spring up the property is first.. then a removal of ground debris coincides with further remain search.
Your looking at two months before you will start to see any evidence of the actual collapse .. the standing part of building will be what they will look at once all the people are gone and should provide the answers
Let the conspiracy theories fly.. maybe Bush did it.
I was in a zillion story highrise hotel in Hong Kong, it was so, the chinks looked like ants in the park below. Anyway, that SOB was swaying in the breeze! I was wishing I had 1000 feet of rope and a pair of gloves. I saw shit there held up with bamboo scaffolding.