Wave Of Condo Recertifications Builds
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.To read the full article and the rest of the Miami Today issue, GO TO e-MIAMI TODAY, an exact replica of the printed edition.