Oceanside condo building has partially collapsed in Florida | USA TODAY 1

Oceanside condo building has partially collapsed in Florida | USA TODAY


A 12-story oceanside condo building with more than 100 units has partially collapsed in Florida.

A massive search and rescue effort was underway Thursday outside Miami after a 12-story, oceanside condo building partially collapsed into a massive pile of rubble leaving at least one person dead, authorities said.

Miami-Dade Rescue Fire said on Twitter that more than 80 technical and rescue teams were on the scene in Surfside, a few miles north of Miami Beach. Fire fighters picked through the rubble, picking up survivors and carrying them from the wreckage.

Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett confirmed that at least one person had died.

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  1. Salt oxidation through the cement into the rebar. I bet they didn’t have a membrane installed to protect the structural steel or it eroded.

    1. More reasons for red state Florida to come begging with their hand out looking for blue state tax dollars. Cut them off from all blue state money. Let that garbage state rot.

    2. @No Body All over coastal states especially in the 70’s & 80’s. This was a problem in my home Town of Corpus Christi but no towering collapses. I bet there was plenty of evidence the maintenance people ignored for years

  2. Rebar inside concrete rusted away. Being on beach side. I’ve seen it happen, but not the building collapse.

    1. @Torrence Kingman that is not what I said, read my comment again. What I mean is that the profits will never be used to make things better, just to maintain them as they are because the landlords are greedy and want to keep all that money to themselves. Simple.

    2. @H S and then the tenants will move out and find a better place to live. I don’t understand why you believe our lives have to be determined by the whims of greedy landlords. Or this idea that every landlord is an evil greedy person that’s unwilling to compromise in order to maximize profit

    3. @Torrence Kingman have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? There’s no getting past what you already know. Have a good life man

    4. @Torrence Kingman why is that? Life is tough but it’s worth living and you’re here for a reason. Find your purpose

  3. The inspector who was there yesterday, is at this minute changing the report he was writing up.

  4. Living by the beach is nice but everyone in fl knows that salt ruins everything something wasn’t done right when those buildings were constructed.

    1. BS. Southern California doesnt have this “salt problem” on maintained buildings. Especially condos where the HOA oversees regular maintenance.

  5. Imagine paying overpriced rent to a landlord to live there because of “the location” smh rip to all who passed and i feel sorry for those who lost all oe most of their valuable possessions. It doesnt surprise me that this happened at a condo, as they are usually more handsoff about interior maintenance of a building other than making sure everybody has the same color doorknob or they fine you, dont expect much in the way of repairs and maintenance from your condo association smh

  6. The next time you hear someone complain about building codes… well here you go, and this is just the beginning as our infrastructure starts to crumble.

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