A video clip uploaded to Tik Tok shows a view—from a safe distance—of the basement garage under Champlain Towers in Surfside. Apparently shot by an eyewitness shortly before the tower collapsed (it isn't clear how long before) it shows rubble on the ground and water gushing from broken piping. Text overlaid on the video says "el sótano fue lo primero que colapso" — the basement was the first to collapse.
When the Champlain Towers East building collapsed only a single low-quality security camera on a nearby tower captured the unfolding disaster. Along with a few other clues—a cameraphone clip showing water in the garage moments before, photos of rotting concrete and exposed rebar—it was crucial in helping build an early understanding of how the collapse… READ THE REST
The remaining portion of Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, was demolished Sunday evening to aid rescuers combing the rubble for signs of life. The west wing of the condominium, left standing after the building's collapse 10 days ago, was showing signs of instability earlier in the weekend and a tropical storm is expected to make… READ THE REST
An inspection in October 2018 found "abundant" cracking and spalling of the columns, beams and walls in the garage beneath the Miami-area Champlain Towers South, which collapsed Thursday killing some 160 people. An engineer also flagged a "major error" in the building's design. The town of Surfside posted a dozen documents to its website late Friday… READ THE REST
Getting back into the groove of learning can be challenging, especially if it's been a while since you were in school. Hell, it can be challenging even if you're still in school. And with new versions of essential software coming out every few years, like the Microsoft Office Suite, it gets even more difficult to stay… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you're trying to better yourself, finding out where to start can feel challenging. But having a mentor can be incredibly helpful, especially if you want to advance in your career or… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You've got quite the arsenal of gizmos and gadgets these days. So whether it's an extra-large monitor, your phone, or a smart home speaker, you've got a lot of stuff on your desktop.… READ THE REST