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eChamplainTowersSouthcomplex,secondsbeforeitcollapsedonJune24. Itisfurtherproofthatthecompleximplodedfromthepooldeckinwards,engineerssay. 'Somethingwashappeningafewminutesbeforethebuildingcomesdown.Therewassomethinghappeningaroundthisdeckarea[abovethedebris]. 'Forthistypeofflatslabconstruction,myhypothesisisthepunchingshearbeganatthisslablevel,'AbiAghayere,aDrexelUniversityengineeringresearcher,told TheMiamiHeraldonFriday. 'Itlooksliketheslabfelldown. Thisiscertainlythefirstplacewhereweseestructuraldamagebeforethecollapse. HertheorywassupportedbyDawnLehman,aprofessorofengineeringattheUniversityofWashington. <imgid="i-949ae0367bc5b960"src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/07/02/18/44968255-9750461-image-a-2_1625248744024.jpg"height="578"width="962"alt="Thevideowastakenfromthestreet,peeringdownarampintotheundergroundleveloftheChamplainTowersSouthcomplex,secondsbeforeitcollapsedonJune24.Itisfurtherproofthatthecompleximplodedfromthepooldeckinwards,engineerssay"class="blkBorderimg-share"/>Thevideowastakenfromthestreet,peeringdownarampintotheundergroundleveloftheChamplainTowersSouthcomplex,secondsbeforeitcollapsedonJune24.Itisfurtherproofthatthecompleximplodedfromthepooldeckinwards,engineerssaymorevideos123WatchvideoGabbyPetito'sbestfriendsaysLaundriehadcontrolissuesWatchvideoRestauranthostessisassaultedbygroupforrequiringvaccineproofWatchvideoPolicequestionGabbyPetitoaftersheslappedboyfriendWatchvideoYouTubersshareanti-vaxstancebeforetheybothdieofCOVIDWatchvideoSurveillancefootageshowsprivatejetcrashinginBrazilWatchvideoMomentunderwatersharkisdevouredbymonstrousgrouperWatchvideoAdorablevideooffour-year-oldtippinghishattoprincessesWatchvideoDisturbingfootageshowprivatejetcrashinginBrazilWatchvideoShockingmomentwomanattacksworkerswithcleaningsprayWatchvideoAustralianDefenceMinister:'Ourdesireistomaintainpeace'WatchvideoFootageshowsover10,000migrantslivingunderbridgeinTexasWatchvideo16yearoldmartialartistfloorsgrownmanwithstunningflipmorevideos123WatchvideoGabbyPetito'sbestfriendsaysLaundriehadcontrolissuesWatchvideoRestauranthostessisassaultedbygroupforrequiringvaccineproofWatchvideoPolicequestionGabbyPetitoaftersheslappedboyfriendWatchvideoYouTubersshareanti-vaxstancebeforetheybothdieofCOVIDWatchvideoSurveillancefootageshowsprivatejetcrashinginBrazilWatchvideoMomentunderwatersharkisdevouredbymonstrousgrouperWatchvideoAdorablevideooffour-year-oldtippinghishattoprincessesWatchvideoDisturbingfootageshowprivatejetcrashinginBrazilWatchvideoShockingmomentwomanattacksworkerswithcleaningsprayWatchvideoAustralianDefenceMinister:'Ourdesireistomaintainpeace'WatchvideoFootageshowsover10,000migrantslivingunderbridgeinTexasWatchvideo16yearoldmartialartistfloorsgrownmanwithstunningflip<imgid="i-9dc0a6bea5a79e60"src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/07/01/13/44914623-0-image-a-14_1625144194814.jpg"height="771"width="962"alt=""class="blkBorderimg-share"/>Thevideorecordedsevenminutesbeforethebuildingcollapsedshowswaterpouringdownfromtheceilingofthegarage. Itcomesamidconcernsfromastructuralengineerthattheswimmingpooldeckmayhavecavedinfirstandbroughtdowntherestofthebuildingwithit,ascorroboratedbywitnesseswhosaythatsectionsofthepooldeckhadcollapsedintothegaragebelow'Thisiscertainlythefirstplacewhereweseestructuraldamagebeforethecollapse,'shesaid.TheslabthatcrumbledwasexactlywhereFrankMorabito,anengineerhiredbythecollapsedtowerassociation,identifiedsevereconcreteerosionin2018.  Itisalsoaroundwhereacontractorsawwaterforminginapuddlejust36hoursbeforethecollapse. RELATEDARTICLESPrevious1NextEngineerssayvideoofwateranddebrisgushingintoMiami...Miamifirefighter'sownseven-year-olddaughterwasfound...'ThesuniscomingoutinAmerica':BideninvokesRonald...SharethisarticleShareExpertswhohaveviewedvideoofthecollapseareunanimousintheirbeliefthatthecollapsestartedwithaproblematthebottomofthebuilding-eitherintheparkinggarageoronthepooldeck. Therearesometheoriesthattheerodedcolumnsintheparkinggaragemayhavealsobeenpartiallytoblame. Otherssaythoughthatthecolumnswereintactandthatoncethebuildingstartedtoimplode. Somesaythereisevidenceofpunchingshearfailurewhichiswhentheslabsaboveacolumnfailandthecolumnpunchesthroughit. <imgid="i-f677c3776ff60720"src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/07/02/10/44944373-9748373-The_2020_report_details_how_at_five_sites_paving_stones_were_lif-a-3_1625219264750.jpg"height="956"width="962"alt="The2020reportdetailshowatfivesites,pavingstoneswerelifted,concretedemolishedandlandscapingwasremovedinordertoaccesswhatlieunderneath"class="blkBorderimg-share"/>The2020reportdetailshowatfivesites,pavingstoneswerelifted,concretedemolishedandlandscapingwasremovedinordertoaccesswhatlieunderneath<imgid="i-5c3e04aaa01d8057"src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/07/02/10/44944377-9748373-Drilling_took_place_up_to_a_foot_down_in_order_to_determine_the_-a-4_1625219264752.jpg"height="979"width="962"alt="Drillingtookplaceuptoafootdowninordertodeterminethestructureoftheconcretebelow.Thework'yieldedsomecuriousresultsasitpertainedtothestructuralslab'sd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