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Cracked floors, bowed walls: Many warnings but no action at Iowa building before deadly collapse

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — So many people knew something wasn’t right at the 116-year-old Davenport apartment building. The structural engineer who documented the shaky wall. The head of a masonry company who wouldn’t let his workers onto the site. The city inspector who threatened to close some units. A downtown official who called 911 and asked firefighters to take a look. And tenants who told of cracks in their floors and walls. But no one ordered residents out,...

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