At least one person was killed, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said, and 51 people were unaccounted for late Thursday morning, a Miami-Dade County official said.
Stories: 12 (the building stands about 160 feet tall)
Residences: The oceanfront building contained 136 one-, two- and three-bedroom units, according to real estate records. Most are between 1,200 and 2,243 square feet.
Price: Most condos range between $295,000 (for a one-bedroom in March 2020) to $980,000 (for a three-bedroom a year later), real estate records indicate. A four-bedroom penthouse spanning more than 4,500 square feet sold for almost $2.9 million earlier this year.
Other amenities: In addition to housing, the building also has offered terraces, a club room, tennis courts, fitness center, sauna, private beach, heated swimming pool, underground parking deck and 24-hour security.
Ongoing construction: At the time of the collapse, the building was undergoing work on its concrete roof, Burkett said, but it’s unclear if the work was a factor in the collapse.
What’s nearby: Champlain Towers South is one of three buildings (there are also east and north towers) playing host to more than 300 collective residences. It’s located along the Atlantic Way in Surfside, about a block from North Beach Oceanside Park and about a mile south of Bal Harbour. Miami Beach lies about seven miles south.