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Architect who designed the collapsed Surfside condo was previously suspended after toppling of other structures

2 monthes ago   |   By The Real Deal New York

More than a decade before William Friedman designed the collapsed Surfside condominium, Florida's board of architecture suspended him for six months for designing structures that toppled during Hurricane Betsy. Sign pylons that were “an integral part of the structure” of a Miami commercial building failed during the 1965 storm, according to documents from the Florida State Board of Architecture, obtained by The Real Deal. The pylons were “insufficient and grossly inadequate” to withstand the wind
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