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Two Days Before Condo Collapse, A Pool Contractor Photographed Damage In Building's Garage

Provided to Miami Herald
Cracks in concrete, exposed rebar and wet floor in the pool equipment room of Champlain Tower South Condo, in photos taken just 36 hours before the building collapsed.

There was nothing unusual about the lobby and pool area at Champlain Towers South Condo, which looked clean and well maintained to a commercial pool contractor who visited the building last Tuesday, just 36 hours before half of the building unexpectedly collapsed. Then, he saw the basement-level garage.

“There was standing water all over the parking garage,” the contractor, who asked not to be named, told the Miami Herald. He noted cracking concrete and severely corroded rebar under the pool.

He also took photos, which he shared with the Herald.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.