North Miami Beach Building Department officials ordered the evacuation of Crestview Towers Friday evening, according to a city spokesperson. Officials are working with the American Red Cross to find temporary shelter for the building’s residents.
“There has been no collapse and no one has been injured – this is a precautionary measure based on their inspection report,” 发言人说.
The move came after the condo board turned in a building inspection report that found structural deficiencies.
“Following the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South on June 24, North Miami Beach immediately launched a thorough review of all condo high rise buildings above five stories to determine if they are in compliance with the county and city 40 Year Recertification process and certified as safe for occupancy,” 声明继续. “今天, Crestview Towers submitted a recertification report, dated Jan. 11, 2021, in which an engineer retained by the condo association board concluded that the 156-unit building was structurally and electrically unsafe.”
The building was built in 1972, 官员说, nine years before Champlain Towers South.