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Kansas City Hotel Collapse

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Alex Gentry

on 13 April 2011

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Transcript of Kansas City Hotel Collapse

Kansas City
Hotel Collapse Alex Gentry
Mrs. Verrett
RELA 7-3
8 April, 2011 Thesis
Statement The Hyatt Regency Collapse devastated many families and affected the way buildings are built today.
("Hyatt Regency") The Disaster ("Hyatt Lobby") The beams supporting the floor were barely enough to support the bridge, much less the weight of all of the people.
in the Collapse") ("Hyatt Walkway Collapse") Epic Pictures Works Cited Buried in the Collapse." 911 Images. Web. 4 Apr 2011. <http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/wtc/analysis/compare/ngexplorer_collapse_files/DSCN0034.jpg>.

Frostburg, Antoine. "Disaster Cases." Antoine Frostburg Education. Antoine Frostburg, May 17, 2002. Web. 1 Apr 2011. <http://antoine.frostburg.edu/phys/invention/case_studies/disasters/kansas_city_walkway.html>.

"The Hyatt Regency Walkway." Classes. Web. 4 Apr 2011. <http://classes.mst.edu/ide120/lessons/failure/examples/hyatt/hyatt_6.jpg>.



http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/bridge_collapse_history/bridges_down_03.jpg And now for the effects. 216 people were injured, 111 killed. There is now more effort to strenghten the beams on constructed buildings.(“Handbook of Environmental Psychology” Pg. 136) On July 17, 1981, there were 360 people in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency, on the third floor. The beams gave in from the weight, and collapsed. The floor - and people - tore through the second floor, and landed on the first. ("Hyatt Disaster") FIN -Ished :)
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