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Buried Truths and the Hyatt Skywalks: The Legacy of America's Epic Structural Failure

Buried Truths and the Hyatt Skywalks: The Legacy of America's Epic Structural Failure

Serrano, Richard A.

Hardcover

Technology & EngineeringGeneral SociologyRegional: Midwest

Publisher Price: $29.99

ISBN10: 1612497152
ISBN13: 9781612497150
Publisher: Purdue Univ Pr
Published: Sep 28 2021
Pages: 460
Weight: 1.70
Height: 1.10 Width: 7.70 Depth: 9.20
Language: English

In 1981 the sudden collapse of two skywalks in Kansas City's Hyatt hotel killed 114 people and injured another 200. There never was a public trial, nor a full airing of everything that went wrong. Richard A. Serrano shared a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the disaster at the time; now he returns to the tragedy to learn all that went wrong, how it could have been avoided, and what lasting effects persist today--for engineering and the legal system, but most importantly those who suffered. Drawing on legal depositions, evidentiary material, and recollections from 240 survivors, first responders, and construction officials, Buried Truths and the Hyatt Skywalks is the story of this monumental catastrophe and what it teaches us today.

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