Report Showed ‘Major’ Damage Before Florida Condo Collapse

The 2018 report also uncovered “abundant cracking and spalling” of concrete columns, beams and walls in the parking garage.

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Rescue workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. The apartment building partially collapsed on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The ground-floor pool deck of the oceanfront condominium building that collapsed near Miami was resting on a concrete slab that had “major structural damage” and needed to be extensively repaired, according to a 2018 engineering report that also uncovered “abundant cracking and spalling” of concrete columns, beams and walls in the parking garage. The report was among a series of documents released by the city of Surfside as rescuers continued to…

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