On Thursday, an evacuation order was issued for a condo complex in Miami Beach due to structural issues.
Due to an unsafe structure notice, residents of the Port Royale condo complex at 6969 Collins Avenue have been ordered to leave immediately, according to Miami Beach officials.
The building’s structural engineer discovered “severe bending” in a concrete beam at the garage level while the structure was undergoing a 50-year recertification.
The 15-story structure was erected in 1971, according to records. The number of residents is unknown.
According to municipal statute, “the tenant relocation regulation will apply to individuals who rent in the building,” the city stated in a statement.
According to authorities, a remedy may appear in November. Engineers lack the original specifications, therefore they are unsure if the broken beam supports the entire structure.
An assessment of high-rise structures 40 years of age or older was conducted after the 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, which resulted in the deaths of 98 people. As a result, a number of buildings in South Florida have been evacuated.