City in Shock

Honoring the Lessons and Legacy of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse

114 Victims Of The July 17, 1981, Tragedy

The Hyatt’s 114 fatalities included military veterans, teachers, lawyers, homemakers, secretaries, business owners - and one child, a fifth-grader who played sports and the guitar.

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


Help us finish this Memorial

We're hoping to find a photo of everyone who died in the collapse. If you have one, please get in touch.