One dead, 18 injured after Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses

One dead, 18 injured after Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses

One person was killed and at least 18 injured in New Orleans on Saturday when part of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed. Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said the building is now structurally unstable with the possibility of another collapse. Hard Rock International said it was to be the future manager of the hotel and has no involvement in its construction.

Pierre
Pierre
Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

You could say the building was built like a House Of Cards.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

How could a building like that partially collapse?! You could say the thing was built like a literal deck of cards.

Gordon
Gordon 4 months

I hope the construction company was only using licensed legal workers.

porcus
porcus 4 months

One entire corner collapsed, looks structural to my non-expert eye. I bet there will be lawyers swarming over that wreckage like cockroaches.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 months

I'm thinking that a soil collapse took place under key structural elements, beginning a chain reaction of collapse. The engineering of the concrete and steel is cookbook and unlikely to fail. But the soil... In a former swamp.. Seems like a likely culprit. Some soil engineering company is gonna be in trouble.

porcus
porcus 4 months

Dupe

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 4 months

Those people running across the street. Fkn angels had their backs right there

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 4 months

Bad engineers kill people...

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