On July 17th, 1981 The Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Skywalk fell on the unsuspecting attendants of 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 honor 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.
You can learn more about The Hyatt Skywalk Disaster at http://skywalk.kansascity.com and http://www.skywalkmemorial.org.