A Dance, Then Disaster: The Hyatt Tragedy and Lessons Learned
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July 17, 2011, marks the 30th anniversary of Kansas City’s Hyatt Regency hotel walkway collapse that killed 114 people and injured 216.
Kansas City Star Books has partnered with the Skywalk Memorial Foundation to produce a new book — A Dance, Then Disaster: The Hyatt Tragedy and Lessons Learned.
The book explores the structural failure, the rescue efforts, and the many lessons learned—from improved first-responder techniques to revised architectural and engineering standards.
This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series.