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Welp, it looks like Rightwingers anti-regulation policies, including policies of inspecting buildings once every 40 years have come back to roost. This does suggest that Rightwinger policies are dangerous to your health and well-being.

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Republican's ideal state: Government does nothing and their infrastructure crumbles. Sea level rises, hurricanes get worse and more frequent, and soon South Florida will just be a sand bar.

Great story about a "good guy with a gun" saving the day by shooting a cop killer, and then the next cop who shows up kills him. Goes to show that being the "good guy with a gun" is a good way to get killed.

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According to Zillion there was a 3 bdrm, 2 ba condo sold on 05/17/21 for $710K at the Champlain Towers South Condominiums. I have a feeling there is a real estate inspector and a real estate appraiser about to lose their jobs.

https://www.zillow.Com/homedetails/8777-Collins-Ave-APT-910-Miami-Beach-FL-33154/44016251_zpid/

That condo is worth nothing now.

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Naw. That's what insurance is for. And between insurance and the inevitable law suits, all survivors and the families of the squashed will do fine. The interesting action will be between the insurers and the company that owned the building. If that was a tenant-owned HOA, it will end up with people suing themselves!


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There is obviously an HOA involved.

Imagine if the majority of residences voted-down making necessary repairs? Or the HOA Board recommended getting second opinions and delayed action?

There was a 2018 Engineering study that said the building was sinking annually since the 1990s. I wonder if the HOA included that in their disclaimer to the May 2021 condo purchasers?

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It's a good thing that Flor-i-duh eliminated all those “job-killing regulations.”

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given that the majority of land in Florida seems to be limestone, and seawater continues to rise, I wouldn't be real anxious to build a house there, let alone a multi-story building. Lots a brave folks living there, I guess.

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The majority of land in Florida is "well above" sea level. But we have a f*ck ton of expensive coastal property that will be inundated within the next century.

Folks in the keys know that they'll be the last generation to live on those islands.

It's an old building...codes weren't all that stringent back in the day...I suspect salt water intrusion got into the re-bar in the foundation....once that goes concrete crumbles like a cookie.

All it takes is for one column to buckle, then the rest goes like dominos.

Florida has steadily updated its building codes, maybe today they'd require galvanized rebar...\


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They had plenty of warning. Crumbling concrete columns visible in the parking garage with exposed rusting rebar. New cracks in the pool area slab radiating from the old cracks that were repaired with epoxy. Time to sell and move folks! Or at least move out, rent it out, and get a ton of insurance.

I wonder if they could rehabilitate some keys by shrinking their area so they were higher. Like they dredged up those artificial islands in the Arab gulf states. Of course, they don't get hurricanes.


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8777 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL: Payoffs and shoddy work

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