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Vital concrete repair work on Miami condo was not
done so pool could remain OPEN and because it
might 'affect stability of nearby areas', October
2020 report reveals as rescue is resumed

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 7/3/2021 11:32:18 AM

A bombshell report released just last fall revealed extensive concrete deterioration and corrosion of steel reinforcements had been found at the now collapsed Champlain Towers South. The damage had grown so bad that repair work was put on hold over fears that even performing it could endanger the stability of surrounding buildings. That ominous assessment was carried out in October 2020 by the firm Concrete Protection and Restoration and Morabito Consultants. It was led by structural engineer Frank Morabito, who both found several issues including a potentially deep deterioration of concrete near the pool area


That building should have been evacuated in 2018 when the damage was first discovered instead of waiting for three years to start repairs!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 7/3/2021 11:41:53 AM (No. 834634)
Those responsible should be jailed for a long time. That's how you send the message out.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: OK state mom 7/3/2021 11:42:51 AM (No. 834637)
Not impressed President Biden said we taxpayers are picking up the bill. There is obvious structural danger when a swimming pool is built into the roof of an underground parking garage.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 7/3/2021 11:44:09 AM (No. 834641)
Obviously everyone involved had misplaced priorities.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 7/3/2021 11:45:32 AM (No. 834643)
I suspect the taxpayers will pay just as the did to compensate the Bernie Madoff victims.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/3/2021 11:45:51 AM (No. 834644)
This is a clear-cut case of Global Warming. The excess heat rendered that swimming pool an absolute necessity, leading directly to the collapse of the building.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 7/3/2021 12:16:21 PM (No. 834679)
this is why i want to share walls and basic structures of the little box of air i "own" with hundreds of other people who may or may not actually live there
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 7/3/2021 12:43:58 PM (No. 834696)
The rubble looks like pictures of a third world country after an earthquake. What about the surrounding buildings?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday 7/3/2021 1:48:53 PM (No. 834757)
I never had the slightest desire to own a condominium beachfront or not. Noise, bad neighbors, assessments, etc. I have stayed in a few on vacations in the past but my acrophobia makes me nervous if we are staying on an upper floor. I am sure that this sort of collapse is rare but it just reinforces my determination to never stay in another high-rise.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/3/2021 3:02:30 PM (No. 834808)
SO the building falls down but the pool stays standing in mid air? Great Trick...NO IT ALL FAILED!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 3XALADY 7/3/2021 6:28:22 PM (No. 834952)
I'm curious. Why will the taxpayers pay for this? Rich foreigners owned the condos. Not my problem.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: local500 7/3/2021 9:12:42 PM (No. 835109)
Nah, it was "climate change" according to Biden and his stupid energy secretary.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/4/2021 1:31:19 AM (No. 835273)
Told you. Chinese steel eroding in salt air. They haven't blamed the Chinese yet.
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