City in Shock

Honoring the Lessons and Legacy of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse

Hyatt Skywalk Collapse | A Tragedy Remembered

A look back at the Hyatt skywalk collapse that killed 114 people on July 17, 1981.

The People

Survivors, first responders, and bystanders share their stories.

The Disaster

Photos and stories from the night of the collapse.

The Aftermath

The investigation and memorial effort


Read a Sample Chapter

Kansas City Star Books presents a commemorative book exploring the skywalks disaster and the lessons learned. Royalties from the book benefit the Skywalk Memorial Foundation’s efforts to build a permanent memorial. Order your copy


The Skywalk Memorial

The Skywalk Memorial Foundation is a non-profit group made up of victims, first-responders and volunteers seeking to build a permanent memorial to the tragedy's victims. If you'd like to make a contribution, they are accepting donations.