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Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Jun 30, 2021, 03:03 AM (1 replies)

Reminiscent of the "olden days" when people went to the movies

for the air conditioning in the heat of summer.

Large signs outside the theatres read
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Jun 29, 2021, 02:56 AM (0 replies)

Son lives in 4-story condo building near Sarasota; open garage under 1/2 of building.

I hope all the bases are covered, but likely owners are looking over their shoulders about now.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 28, 2021, 07:20 PM (0 replies)

And does he pay the usage fee?

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 08:04 PM (0 replies)

Sadly, I would think the ongoing fires throughout the wreckage would be the

coup de grace for anyone that survived the initial collapse.
Smoke inhalation over a long period.
God bless those poor victims.
And may the rest of us and the world learn a little more about building maintenance, etc.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 08:02 PM (1 replies)

Wouldn't you hate to be trying to sell an ocean-front condo 50 miles north or south of the

Champlain Towers?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 07:54 PM (4 replies)

Not a geologist, but I believe karsts can be more than mountains.

I first encountered a karst area in the former Yugoslavia ca 30+ yrs ago.
It was a lake region, it may have been at a mid-high elevation, I don't know/recall.
I believe you're referring to those sharp mountainous, tower-like areas of China, etc.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 03:07 AM (1 replies)

Thanks for the cogent explanation.

I have a son living on the Gulf side of FL, though I haven't spoken with him re this situation.
He's on the mainland, though the area is marshy; near Ana Maria Island, & Sarasota.

Re HOAs and maintenance costs: repairs and maintenance can play havoc with budgets fairly quickly. Many of these owners were from out-of-country, and likely not inclined to unexpected expenses. Now their investments are lost; doubt insurance will reimburse them.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 03:01 AM (0 replies)

I'm sure you know the geology better than I, not a scientist.

I do note that the ground was found to be sinking, though I guess that's because it was reclaimed sea-land originally.
And yes, there were apparently problems with water rotting the steel and eroding the concrete.
I believe climate change is playing a part in this - more frequent rainstorms, ocean rising etc.
As I understand it, the city of Miami regularly has water in its streets. - Is that correct?

Understand, I'm not happy or gloating re this problem. It's a tragedy.
This disaster may be the canary in the coal mine.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 02:23 AM (2 replies)

I think most of Florida is a karst - limestone which invites sinkholes sooner or later.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 01:56 AM (4 replies)
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