33rd and Troost Street, Kansas City
The facade of a building near 33rd and Troost Street in Kansas City collapsed on August 2, 2016, the latest in a series of building collapses in Kansas linked to extreme weather throughout the state during the summer of 2016.
Local resident Lori Buntin captured the moment the facade sheered off when she heard a loud crack and trained her cell phone on the building. "To me, it sounded a lot like when a tree cracks but it was much more continuous and then it was a thunderous sound when all the bricks hit the ground", she explained.
The building was empty at the time, having already been scheduled for demolition, and no one was injured.
- "Heavy rain brings street flooding over south central Kansas," KSN-TV News, August 19, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.
- Emily Rittman, "Building collapse caught on camera leaves mountain of rubble, debris," KCTV5 News, August 2, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.