One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Missouri

One of the worst structural disasters in U.S. history happened right here in Missouri nearly 40 years ago. On July 17, 1981, two suspended walkways in the Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed into the hotel’s lobby. Tragically, on that day a dance was being held in the lobby and 114 victims lost their lives while another 216 were left with injuries. It was known as the deadliest structural collapse in American history until the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11th, 2001.

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