Fallen Bell Tower

Fallen Bell Tower (Hurricane Andrew)

Hurricane Andrew toppled this bell tower westward at University Christian Church (now Christ Center Church) in South Miami.  Not designed to withstand the unrelenting strain of winds over 100 mph sustained for 23 hours, in and near the north rim of the eyewall, the rebar-reinforced concrete structure finally fell.  Fortunately, the sanctuary (offscreen at left) was southeast of the tower and out of its way.

South Miami FL (28 Aug 92) Looking SW
25.7036, -80.3018

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