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40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:16 am

Saturday marked the 40 year anniversary of the walkway collapse in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Mississippi. The incident led to the deaths of 114 people and more than 200 being injured. This was a watershed moment in structural design for buildings.
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Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:19 am

I’ve stayed there, after it was rebuilt. Nice enough place, but when I asked if it was the hotel, lots of hushed tones.
 
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Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:39 am

I’ve stayed there a few times in its current form as a Sheraton. It’s very eerie knowing the history to sit in that lobby and stare up at where those catwalks used to hang.
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Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:44 pm

I think poster meant Kansas City, Missouri? Not Kansas City, Mississippi. (A lot of Kansas City is in Missouri, Instead of Kansas. Definitely not in Mississippi!)
 
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Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:58 pm

This has been the 2nd deadliest structural failure in the USA and will likely be surpassed by the Surfside, FL condo collapse (114 vs. likely over 130). It also had far more numbers injured (over 200) than the Surfside condo collapse will likely have. As with other major structural failures, it led to major reforms in engineering, limiting of loading of certain structures and building code changes.
The most deadly structural failure in the USA was the collapse of the St. Francis dam near Los Angeles, CA in 1928 where over 400 were believed to have been killed/died. https://damfailures.org/case-study/st-f ... rnia-1928/
 
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Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:07 pm

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