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164-unit Miami Beach condo evacuated over structural concerns

Source: NY Post
October 28, 2022
By Allie Griffin

Residents of a 14-story condo tower in Miami Beach were given two hours to evacuate their homes Thursday after engineers flagged concerning structural damage at the base of the building.

The city posted an unsafe structure notice at the oceanfront, 164-unit Port Royale Condominium and shortly before 5 p.m., the condo board sent residents a mandatory order to vacate the building by 7 p.m., the Miami Herald reported.

An engineer discovered that a concrete beam in the garage level of the 1971 building had shifted significantly from its original position. The condo tower is currently undergoing a recertification which is required at the 50-year mark in Florida.

The mandatory evacuation order left residents scrambling to pack up their belongings and find a last-minute place to stay for an undetermined number of days.

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