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North Miami Beach Condo Ordered To Close, Evacuate After Report Deems Building Structurally Unsafe

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The City of North Miami Beach has ordered the evacuation of Crestview Towers after a building inspection found it structurally unsafe in January.

The city of North Miami Beach ordered the 10-story Crestview Towers Condominium to be immediately closed and evacuated Friday evening after a building inspection report found it not safe for occupancy due to structural and electrical issues, city officials said Friday night.

The Jan. 11, 2021, inspection report, which the condo association turned in to the city Friday afternoon after the city had threatened to shut down the building on Thursday, said the 156-unit building is :

▪ “Structurally no safe for the specified use for continued occupancy.”

▪ “Electrically no safe for the specified use for continued occupancy.”

The condo tower is the first to be closed due to unsafe structural issues after the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside on June 24. As rescue efforts continue, 22 have been found dead and more than 120 are unaccounted for.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.