By Scott Blake
It was a grim day in August 1974 when a downtown Miami building serving as headquarters for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration partially collapsed, killing seven agency members.
Miami-Dade County Building Official Charles Danger remembers that day. If something good came out of the tragedy, he said, it was the local 40-year-old building recertification program.
The tragedy served as the impetus for officials to create the program, Mr. Danger recalled, as a way to ensure that aging buildings in Miami-Dade are safe.
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