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L'Ambiance Plaza

Identification

L'Ambiance Plaza
200341

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
unbuilt [cancelled]
composite structure
spread foundation
modernism

Usages

residential

Facts

  • The building, designed to use the lift-slab method of construction, collapsed during construction April 23, 1987, killing 28 construction workers.
  • The design featured two offset rectangular towers separated by a central elevator lobby.
  • Thriteen apartment levels rose above three levels of parking.
  • The structure was about halfway completed at the time of collapse.
  • The L'Ambiance Plaza ranks as the nation's deadliest lift-slab construction accident, and has raised questions about safety standards in the United States.

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Location

210 Washington Avenue
210 Washington Avenue
06604
Bridgeport
Connecticut
U.S.A.

Technical Data

205.21 ft
8.67 ft
63.00 ft
16
1987
1987
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