Today marks the two-year anniversary of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla. The tragedy took 98 lives. CAI honors those who lost their lives, the loved ones of the victims, and the survivors who lost their home and neighbors.

CAI members and staff remain committed to condominium safety and to pursuing best practices, education, and public policy that lead to structurally sound and fiscally responsible communities. CAI wants to make sure this heartbreaking tragedy never happens again.

We remember the victims and honor their memory.

Ingrid Ainsworth, 66 years old

Tzvi Ainsworth, 68 years old

Michael David Altman, 50 years old

Richard Augustine, 77 years old

Marina Restrepo Azen, 76 years old

Valeria Barth, 14 years old

Margarita Vasquez Bello, 68 years old

Deborah Berezdivin, 21 years old

Luis Bermudez , 26 years old 

Elena Blasser, 64 years old

Claudio Bonnefoy, 85 years old

Maria Obias-Bonnefoy, 69 years old

Moises Rodan Brief, 28 years old

Maria Gabriela Camou, 64 years old

Andrea Cattarossi, 56 years old

Gino Cattarossi, 89 years old

Graciela Cattarossi, 48 years old

Graciela Cattarossi, 86 years old

Elena Chavez, 87 years old

Brad Cohen, 51 years old

Gary Cohen, 58 years old

Magaly Elena Delgado, 80 years old

Nicole Dawn Doran, 43 years old

Christina Beatriz Elvira, 74 years old

Bonnie Epstein, 56 years old

David Epstein, 58 years old

Stacie Dawn Fang, 54 years old

Francis Fernandez, 67 years old

Andreas Giannitsopoulos, 21 years old

Edgar Gonzalez, 42 years old

Anastasiya Gromova, 24 years old

Emma Guara, 4 years old

Lucia Guara, 11 years old

Marcus Joseph Guara, 52 years old

Beatriz Rodriguez Guerra, 52 years old

Oresme Gil Guerra, 60 years old

Estelle Hedaya, 54 years old

Miguel Leonardo Kaufman, 65 years old

Frank Kleiman, 55 years old

Jay Kleiman, 52 years old

Manuel LaFont, 54 years old

Nicole Langesfeld, 26 years old

Alfredo Leone, 48 years old

Lorenzo De Oliveira Leone, 5 years old

Nancy Kress Levin, 76 years old

Andres Levine, 26 years old

Antonio Lozano, 83 years old

Gladys Lozano, 79 years old

Gloria Machado, 71 years old

Ruslan Manashirov, 36 years old

Linda March, 58 years old

Ana Mora, 70 years old

Juan Alberto Mora, 80 years old

Juan Alberto Mora Jr, 32 years old

Ilan Naibryf, 21 years old

Hilda Noriega, 92 years old

Arnold Notkin, 87 years old

Maria Notkin, 81 years old

Fabian  Nunez, 57 years old

Leon Oliwkowicz, 80 years old 

Ana Ortiz, 46 years old

Aishani Gia Patel, 1 year old

Bhavna Patel, 36 years old

Vishai Patel, 42 years old

Michelle Anna Pazos, 23 years old

Miguel Pazos, 55 years old

Alexia Maria Pettengill Lopez Moreira, 9 years old

Anna Sophia Pettengill Lopez Moreira, 6 years old

Luis Pettengill, 36 years old

Luis Vicente Pettengill Lopez Moreira III, 3 years old

Sophia Lopez Moreira, 36 years old

Maria Popa, 79 years old

Mihai Radulescu, 82 years old

Catalina Gomez Ramirez, 45 years old

Anaely Rodriguez, 42 years old

Harold Rosenberg, 52 years old

Lisa Rosenberg, 27 years old

Maria Teresa Rovirosa, 58 years old

Richard Rovirosa, 60 years old

Elaine Lia Sabino, 71 years old

Luis Sadovnic, 28 years old

Rosa Saez, 70 years old

Simon Segal, 80 years old

Judith Spiegel, 65 years old

Cassie Billedeau Stratton, 40 years old

Luis F. Barth Tobar, 51 years old

Gonzalo Torre, 81 years old

Maria Torre, 76 years old

Mercedes Fuentes Urgelles, 61 years old

Raymond Urgelles, 61 years old

Angela Velasquez, 60 years old

Julio Cesar Velasquez, 66 years old

Theresa Velasquez, 36 years old

Leidy Vanessa Luna Villalba, 23 years old

Benny Weisz, 31 years old

5-year-old victim, name not available at the family’s request

7-year-old victim, name not available at the family’s request

44-year-old victim, name not available at the family’s request


Since the tragedy, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Tennessee have passed legislation regarding reserve studies and funding in community associations. Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia have introduced legislation regarding reserve studies and funding.

Florida also has passed—and updated—legislation on building inspections. Virginia passed a resolution requiring the Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation (DPOR) to study the adequacy of current laws addressing standards for structural integrity and maintaining reserves to repair, replace, or restore capital components in common interest communities.

Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina have introduced legislation addressing building maintenance and structural integrity.

New Castle County (Del.) Council passed a resolution that established a task force to review and consider issues relating to condominiums and other common interest community buildings and structures.

Many public policy recommendations in each of these instances derived from CAI’s Condominium Safety Public Policy Report.

Today, we remember the victims and their families and honor the memory of those who lost their lives. CAI remains committed to condominium safety. Help CAI advocate for change.

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