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Miami Courthouse Closed Over Safety Concerns

By Dan Hounsell Maintenance & Operations
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The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida, and the resulting death toll has spurred a flurry of reviews of buildings throughout the area to ensure their structural integrity. The latest facility to come under intense scrutiny is the historic Miami-Dade County Courthouse.

The courthouse has been closed after an engineer reported "safety concerns" following the collapse of a condo in nearby Surfside, according to CNN. Courthouse staff have been directed to work from home after the engineer's report "identified safety concerns with various floors," Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. The report recommended floors 16 and above be closed to staff while repairs are completed.

The courthouse -- a 28-floor building in downtown Miami -- was built between 1925 and 1928, according to documents from the county's Office of Historic Preservation. It was designated a local historic site in 1985 and, four years later, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Dan Hounsell is Senior Editor, Facility Market.



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