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Top sky walk may not have fallen under original design
The fourth-floor sky walk at the Hyatt Regency might not have fallen Friday night if a design change in its structural supports had not been made, according to a structural engineer hired by The …
The sky walk collapse: Just a matter of time?
Oblivious to the time bomb beneath their feet, the merrymakers, the visitors, the conventioneers – almost everyone who visited the Hyatt Regency hotel in the past 13 months - enjoyed a stroll on the …
Design change was the major factor in sky walks’ collapse, agency says
Report finds building code was not met
A critical change in the design of the Hyatt Regency sky walks was pinpointed as the reason for the walkways’ tragic collapse last July in a report issued today by the National Bureau of …
20 years later: Many are continuing to learn from skywalk collapse
To his everlasting regret, Jack Gillum can explain better than anyone the mistakes made and lessons learned from the Hyatt Regency disaster.
20 years later: Fatal disaster remains impossible to forget
Out of the cacophony of music and conversation, Mark Williams heard something eerie above him. Bolts snapping. Something ripping from its moorings.
Safety lessons in skywalks’ collapse
On this day 20 years ago, our beautiful city of fountains was abruptly transformed into a city of pain and death. Many people who were in Kansas City on that day can tell you …
Papers win Pulitzer Prize for Hyatt coverage
In 1982, both The Star and its sister publication, The Kansas City Times, won a Pulitzer for general local reporting for coverage of the Hyatt Regency hotel sky walks collapse.