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A large audience watched as the iconic Miami Beach hotel, the Deauville Beach Resort, crumbled and was destroyed on Sunday.

Some openly expressed their desire that other options had been considered to save the property as the demolition of the landmark site, which was erected in 1957, drew closer. Shortly after 8 a.m., the historic structure at 6701 Collins Ave. collapsed.

City officials observed that the formerly opulent hotel was no longer safe after an electrical fire in 2017, and fines for code infractions began to mount. Preservationists made every effort to preserve the ancient structure.

In 1957, the hotel was completed. The Beatles, former president John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis were among the luminaries who shone there in the early 1960s. Residents in the neighborhood voiced a variety of feelings on Friday over the approaching end of an era:

“Everyone goes back to the Beatles, and you even hear some people disparage it, like who cares about the Beatles, that was a long time ago, but it’s like of all the places in the United States, guess where they played, like right here,” said David Winker, an attorney for the Miami Design Preservation League.

The Miami Design Preservation League and the City of Miami Beach have been fighting to improve the legislation to force owners of historic structures to maintain their property. The city now demands an after-the-fact certificate, making it more difficult for owners to demolish old structures and erect new ones in their stead.

Let’s now discuss the loveliest aspect of this historic farewell: consequences, traffic, and accidents! In order to prevent drivers from being exposed to construction zones and workers from being exposed to traffic, police temporarily closed a facility for renovation or maintenance. This resulted in street closures in the vicinity of Collins and Harding avenues between 65th and 70th streets during the event.

On Sunday morning, the damaged and abandoned property at 6701 Collins Avenue collapsed after many explosions, creating a huge cloud of dust and large heaps of concrete, glass, and metal.

Unless you’re one of the employees helping with the demolition, stay as far away from the area as you can, especially if you’re driving, and follow all the risk management process protocol advised by the authorities prior to the event. All personnel should be required to wear safety helmets as well as appropriate basic protective equipment like footwear, gloves, and high-visibility clothing as appropriate. I know we’re all interested in seeing what a demolition looks like in action, but this is an event where you’ll be watching, much like one of those pricey Beyonce concerts where you spend all of your money to get a bad seat.

For around ten weeks, motorists on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach’s North Beach district should anticipate delays as cleanup efforts follow the destruction of the 17-story beachfront structure The Deauville Beach Resort. Be careful not to have your Christmas family gathering in the middle of a traffic bottleneck if your journey passes through this location.

Approximately 10 workers in the construction sector pass away every year after being hit by automobiles while working. Injuries and accidents that could have been prevented are in the hundreds. From the beginning of construction until the end, accidents can happen, putting management, employees, site visitors, and members of the public at danger. When we are spectators at a historic implosion or face risk when it is being cleaned, let’s be patient and cautious to safeguard ourselves and our fellows.