Security camera footage of the collapse looked eerily similar to a controlled demolition, minus the flash of explosives. The center of the tower gave way first, with the rest of the structure collapsing into a pile of rubble. The cause of the collapse is unknown, though one building expert deemed it “an oddity of biblical proportions” for the 40-year-old structure to fall unexpectedly.
In a scene reminiscent of 9/11, evacuees and family and friends of residents gathered at the nearby Surfside Community Center, some carrying photos of their missing loved ones, and anxiously waited for news. More than 700 missing-person reports came in to a Miami-Dade hot line and web page set up to track victims of the collapse, according to the county’s Emergency Operations Center.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez said at 2:30 p.m. that 53 residents of Champlain Towers had been accounted for but that 99 remained missing. Ramirez’s top aide, Lt. Carlos Rosario, cautioned that the count may not be accurate and that the numbers are just “the best we have right now.”
The similarity of this tragic collapse to a controlled demolition is likely going to lead to both people claiming it was a controlled demolition, and to distancing from 9/11 Truth types, who have long contended that if something looks like controlled demolition, then that's what it must be. With another counterexample, that argument is looking less and less tenable.
When the Plasco building collapsed in Iran, AE911 were faced with the prospect of admitting that large chunks of their "evidence" had been falsified, or claiming that Plaso was controlled demolition with nanothermite. They chose the latter. This will be more problematic.