It is too early in the building collapse in Miami to know
For a building that was constructed 40 years ago hard to believe construction flaws
It was being examined by Miami Building Department to be recertified it was structurally sound
Not completed so not recertified when half of it pancaked into the ground
Some construction repair on the roof in progress
But seems initially unlikely a factor in this potentially deadly distress
Too early to know but in 2020 a study found the building was in a slowly sinking state
Not known to be the cause but could add another warning to climate change debate?
The same engineers who examined the collapse of the FIU Sweetwater Pedestrian Bridge in 2018
Are now heading to the Surfside collapse scene
For now with 99 people reported missing the search for survivors or bodies is on
Later when search and recovery is over time to the conclusions on the cause hopefully to be drawn
The Miami beaches are flanked by streets and condominiums in almost unbroken walls
Pedal to metal on cause as residents will be worrying are we next in line to pancake or fall?
© June 24, 2021 The Alaskanpoet