Monday, August 2

Collapse in Miami: what will happen to the part of the building that did not fall (and the sister towers that are still standing)

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A man in front of Champlain Towers South

Image source, Getty Images

Neighbors living near Champlain Towers South that collapsed on June 24 in Miami have remained in an atmosphere of uncertainty.

The 12-story building was one of three “sister” towers, the East, the North and South. these of the last were built with an identical design in the 1980s, on Collins Avenue in the town of Surfside, in northern Miami-Dade County.

A part of the South tower was the one that collapsed, but the rest will have to be demolished after its entire structure wasnow engaged, according to the first assessment of the authorities.

Its residents have not been allowed to re-enter to retrieve belongings while rescue efforts for possible survivors continue, as there is a risk of collapsesaid Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

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