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Hyatt Regency Hotel
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Photograph, B/w, 8 i...
Peter and Mark Schlink...
12th and Walnut Intersection
Street level view of the 12th and Walnut Street intersection in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. View is looking toward the west. The Jones Store is visibile on the south side of 12th Street. A city bus...
Code Breach Blamed for Hotel Disaster
Photo, illustration, and article about "the most probable reasons for the collapse last summer in Kansas City of two Hyatt Regency Hotel suspended walkways" as investigated by the National Bureau of Standards...
Commentary: The Failures Exposed by the Hyatt Disaster
Article about the skywalk collapse disaster "in the lobby of Kansas City's Hyatt Regency Hotel" on July 17, 1981, "killing 111 people and injuring 185 more." Comparisons to the roof collapse of Kemper...
Designs Incorporate What He Cares About
June 3-9, 2005
Featured in the "Profile" column is Bob Berkebile, senior principal at the architectural firm of Berkebile Nelson Immenshuh McDowell, located in the Kansas City Power and Light Building. The Hyatt Regency...
Disaster in Kansas City
Photos and article about the skywalk collapse at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, "the worst U. S. disaster since May 1979."
Editorial: Kansas City, Common Sense, and Simple Communication
Essay about "the reasons for the tragedy at Kansas City," describing the faults in "the system used to support the skywalks which fell" at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, killing hundreds.
Eyewitness to Disaster
Photos and article about the collapse of the skywalks at the Hyatt Regency Hotel next to Crown Center on July 17, 1981, "killing 114, maiming many others and changing KC history forever." Story leading...
Article about the possibly negligent engineers of the hotel's skywalk collapse that "killed 114 people and injured more than 200 others. ..[called t]he greatest loss of life from a structural failure in...
Hyatt Notebook--Part II
Continued article about the negligence of engineers of the hotel and its fallen skywalk.
Investigation of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Walkways Collapse
Book documenting evidence regarding possible engineering negligence in the hotel walkway collapse and disaster, with many photos and drawings of materials and structures.
Investor Skip Sleyster Buys Former Steel Plant
November 3, 2005
A federal bankruptcy court as approved the sale of the Havens Steel Company to local investor Skip Sleyster. The company entered bankruptcy proceedings in March, 2004 and sold the property in the Blue...
Street level view of the Jones Store located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, on the southeast corner of 12th and Main. Store was no longer operating when the picture was taken. Includes partial view...
Street level view of the Jones Store, looking toward the northwest. View taken from 13th Street and Walnut Street. Corner street lights and traffic lights in view. Skywalk partially in view up Walnut Street....
Street level view of the Jones Store, looking toward the northwest on Walnut Street near 12th Street. View also includes a partial view of skywalk across Walnut as well as the Boley Building located on...
Jones Store Building and Skywalk
Street level view looking south down Walnut Street at 12th Street. The Jones Store Company is in view, located on the south side of 12th Street between 13th Street, Main and Walnut. The skywalk across...
Kansas City: An American Story
Description and depictions of the 1981 Hyatt Regency disaster, resulting in 114 deaths from the hotel's skywalk falling, with photos, illustrations, and diagrams.
KC/80 Phase 1
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article or essay on the "KC/80 project" for redeveloping the Central Business District of Kansas City, also known as Downtown, with depictions and descriptions of several...
Street level view of the west side of Main Street looking to the south from 10th Street. View includes an elevated crosswalk or skywalk. Included in the view is the parking garage where the Macy's and...
Memorial Still Lacks Funds
July 17, 2012
The Skywalk Memorial Foundation has not yet been able to raise enough funds to begin construction at Hospital Hill Park at 22nd Street and Gillham Road. The foundation cannot break ground until it can...
Memories Take Wing
July 18, 2011
Article about the groundbreaking for the Skywalk Memorial to be built at Hospital Hill Park. The ceremony was held Sunday, July 17, 2011, with dozens of survivors, families of survivors, and emergency...
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