The distance from the White House entrance walkway where presidents sometimes greet reporters, to Champlain Towers in Surfside, Fla., where life is about the beach, is about 1,050 miles and just shy of a 15-hour drive, depending on traffic. The distance between the two disappeared on June 24, when President Biden emerged from the White House with a group of Senators from both parties to say they had reached agreement on the framework of a $579-billion infrastructure spending measure. As they spoke, rescue crews were beginning to pick through the debris pile of Champlain Towers South, the 12-story condominium apartment complex that had partly collapsed early that morning. They were searching for more than 150 people entombed there. Many may not even have their remains recovered and identified.
Opinion: Will The Florida Condo Collapse Remind Americans of Their Aging Infrastructure?
July 5, 2021
Richard Korman - Engineering News-Record
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