In the aftermath of Miami’s Champlain Tower South apartment collapse, in which 98 people died, this two-part documentary series forensically examines what went wrong and asks: what happened?
Could it have been prevented? And how many other buildings across the world are at risk of a similar catastrophic fate?
On 24th June 2021, the Champlain Towers South – a 12-storey residential building in Surfside, Miami USA – collapsed in just 12 seconds. 55 apartments were reduced to rubble and 98 people tragically lost their lives.
What might have caused one of the worst building collapses in modern history? This episode forensically examines what went wrong and asks – could it have been prevented and how many other buildings across the world are at risk of similar catastrophic fate?