Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse
Insight into the significance of correct design, construction, and safety measures in megastructures can be gained from studying the terrible Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse of 1981. The events leading up to the accident, the subsequent inquiry, and the enduring impact on engineering methods and laws would all make for riveting reading in a book on the subject.
The incident happened at a packed dancing competition at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. 114 people were killed and many more were injured when two walkways in the hotel’s atrium collapsed. The accident horrified the public and the engineering community, leading them to investigate the causes of the disaster in detail.
A book about the Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse would give readers a comprehensive overview of the entire project, from its inception to its final completion. It would go into the disastrous design and building phase choices that were made. Readers would learn about the changes made to load-bearing components and the inadequacies of the safety measures taken.