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June 25th, 2021, 01:12
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57592827

Shit. Hope none of our folks from those parts have been affected.
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June 25th, 2021, 02:08
Pretty crazy. I just learned of it a little while ago when someone texted to ask if that was near me (it's not). No one seems to know what happened.
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June 25th, 2021, 02:28
Not sure how they know since I wouldn't think it would be a standard part of any inspection, but there are reports that corner of the structure has been sinking for ~15 years, including 2mm last year alone. You'd think the steel could handle an inch of shear but apparently that wasn't the case this time.
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June 25th, 2021, 03:12
I heard about this from my Mum, who might be the biggest news junkie that I've ever known. I'm sure this will be investigated thoroughly.
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June 25th, 2021, 17:08
Nearly 100 people still missing sounds horrible. Normally after 2 days after such event the chances are near zero. Hoping the best for them and that many of them were not at home!
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June 25th, 2021, 20:26
159 people missing now according to reports.

I'd be nervous if I was a resident in any similar buildings in that area.
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June 25th, 2021, 21:30
Must remind myself to never live in a building similar to that ever again in my life. Did that once for ten years, never again.
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June 26th, 2021, 15:34
It's the very first time that news of that sort hit the newspapers here, I think.
I don't remember EVER having read about collapsed buildings in the U.S. here.
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June 27th, 2021, 19:35
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
Must remind myself to never live in a building similar to that ever again in my life. Did that once for ten years, never again.
There is a lot to consider when judging the safety of a building, local geography and weather plays a huge part. Florida doesn't have to worry about earthquakes as much as more active areas, but building do have to stand up to the stresses of hurricanes. Then there is the limestone that is the bedrock for Florida, unfortunately a sinkhole can form just about anywhere down there.
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June 29th, 2021, 04:30
It's now being said that an engineer reported evidence of significant structural damage in 2018.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news…major-n1272507

I see a whole lot of lawsuits on the horizon.
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