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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:16 AM

'Lord, Hear Me': Residents in Florida Condos Fear They Could be Next

‘Lord, Hear Me’: Residents in Florida Condos Fear They Could be Next
A deadly condo collapse in Florida has prompted a close look at other buildings. A luxury tower in Bal Harbour was deemed safe by an inspector but is spending $4.5 million in restoration.


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/11/us/miami-collapse-bal-harbour-crestview-condos.html

BAL HARBOUR, Fla. — The condo complex at the exclusive address of Bal Harbour 101 in South Florida feels more like a luxury hotel than somebody’s home. At the entrance, residents are greeted by a marble fountain and a valet. Inside is a private restaurant. The balconies upstairs offer panoramic ocean views.

But in the days since the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium complex in the neighboring town of Surfside, the residents at Bal Harbour 101 are increasingly worried that their idyllic complex could also be at risk. An engineering inspector recently recorded cracks, water penetration, spalling (flaking of concrete) and corrosion — some of them problems inspectors had also documented at Champlain Towers before the collapse there. Bal Harbour 101 is spending an estimated $4.5 million in repairs for its recertification.


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Amy Benishai, who bought a unit and moved to Bal Harbour 101 in 2014 with her husband, Jack, said they had remodeled their unit, thinking it looked shabby, shortly after moving in. The structural integrity of the building never crossed her mind, she said, but she now believes that it should have.

“I love living here, and I love the people in this building,” Ms. Benishai said. “But I’m concerned.”

Now she is left wondering how safe it is to stay. Ms. Benishai, who is Jewish, said she had been repeating the same prayer every night.

“Lord, hear me: May I go to sleep and be protected,” she said. “I’m just hoping that I can wake up the next morning.”

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Demovictory9 Jul 13 OP
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LisaL Jul 13 #3
EYESORE 9001 Jul 13 #2
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:24 AM

1. So why don't she

get out? Then she can sleep!🤷🏻‍♀️

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:52 AM

3. Unless they are really rich, most people

can't afford to just move out of their home.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:49 AM

2. The lord is often noncommittal over such matters

If you get a clear, well-articulated answer, I’d seriously consider consulting a mental health professional.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:22 AM

4. The answer may be something like this, "I gave you fair warning, it is now up to you."

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