On July 17th, 1981 The Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Skywalk fell onto the unsuspecting attendants at one of the hotel’s popular Tea Dances. 114 people were killed and 200 were injured. It was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. History until the fall of the South Tower on Sep. 11th, 2001. Many have fought to establish a monument to the wounded and dead. This year, thirty-four years later, they finally broke ground on The Hyatt Skywalk Memorial to honor those that were lost. This is a story of a survivor who will never escape the memory of that tragedy, and who is fighting to make sure the world will always remember.

ON Paris of the Plains Podcast | November 30, 2015 |

Sol (Remembering The Hyatt Disaster)

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On July 17th, 1981 The Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Skywalk fell onto the unsuspecting attendants at one of the hotel’s popular Tea Dances. 114 people were killed and 200 were injured. It was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. History until the fall of the South Tower on Sep. 11th, 2001. Many have fought to establish a monument to the wounded and dead. This year, thirty-four years later, they finally broke ground on The Hyatt Skywalk Memorial to honor those that were lost. This is a story of a survivor who will never escape the memory of that tragedy, and who is fighting to make sure the world will always remember.

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