In today’s episode of This Day in Miami History, those impacted by the disaster at Champlain Towers in Surfside remain in our prayers. We break format to take a look back at August 5, 1974, the previous most deadly building collapse in Miami-Dade County history.

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To learn more about today’s topic, consider reading the article “After A DEA Building Collapsed In 1974, Engineer Created Recertification Program To Prevent Future Disasters” by Jenny Staletovich of WLRN.

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