A Florida condo building less than six blocks from the ruins of Champlain Towers South has been found to be structurally unsound — and residents are moving out in droves.
Regent Palace in Surfside, whose residents funded their own engineering study after the June 24 collapse nearby, got an urgent notice from city inspectors about serious problems there — and didn’t wait to pack up and leave, WTVJ-TV said.
“Honestly, you know, the building was analyzed and deemed unsafe, so we’re not gonna take any risk,” Regent resident Theo Magnat said.
“You know a couple of blocks down a building actually collapsed, so we don’t want anything tragic to happen,” Magnat told the station.
The decision came after an alarming notice from the Surfside Building Department, which told the condo association the situation was so dire that the building needed to make immediate repairs before even seeking permits.
The building is 70 years old, the outlet