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Hurricane Andrew

Fallen Bell Tower

Fallen Bell Tower

Andrew toppled this bell tower westward at University Christian Church in South Miami. Not designed to withstand the unrelenting strain of winds over 100 mph sustained for 2-3 hours, in and near the north rim of the eyewall, the rebar-reinforced concrete structure finally fell. Fortunately, the sanctuary (at left) was southeast of the tower and out of its way.

Looking SW.