Minute by minute: What we know about the collapse of a building in Miami; The impact of the victims, rescue efforts and tragedy
Documents show that a few weeks before the crash the Sursite government sent notices to the condo association about minor violations.
A month before the southern collapse of the Champline Towers, the city’s enforcement division in the city of Surprise sent a notice to the condo association, which included several minor breaches of unlisted hedges, a missing exit light and a gate. It did not work New documents were released Wednesday by the city of Sursite.
The May 26 announcement asked the building to “comply with all of the above violations” but did not mention any of the issues described Field study of an engineer in 2018. The report described “major structural damage” to a floor below the pool deck and numerous column cracks in the parking lot.
In 2018 a member of the condo board shared the report with Rose Prieto, the city building officer at the time, who assured residents at the same year condo association meeting that the building was ‘in good condition’.
In May, the city sent a series of other compliance notices to individual unit owners in Condo, outlining violations of lighting regulations aimed at protecting sea turtle chicks.
A Surface spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why minor violations occurred, but any structural concerns were not addressed in the May announcements. Officials have insisted that the cause of the collapse is under investigation.
A notice sent by the city to the condo association in 2018 pointed to holes in the wall of the 12th floor staircase that said, “Excess water has accumulated on the garage floor, which may be due to a leaky sprayer.”