Missouri Ave. and Campbell St., Kansas City

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(Andrew Zimmerman/KCTV)
The partial collapse of a building at Missouri Ave. and Campbell St., Kansas City, MO caused damage to vehicles and the evacuation of neighboring properties on July 6, 2016.

The top two stories of the 100-year-old structure were already unoccupied, the ground floor housing retail space.

City inspectors ordered the building be torn down, citing an imminent threat to public safety. Kansas City Fire Battalion Chief James Garrett commented, "What it appears is though the roof is the only thing holding it up right now [...] It's definitely a danger that it possibly could collapse, so we have to prepare for that".[1]

The incident came as the state of Kansas experienced torrential rain and flooding, and a number of building collapses, throughout the summer months of 2016.[2]


  1. Joe Chiodo, Jonathan Carter, Nick Sloan, "City orders demolition of partially collapsed building," KCTV5 News, July 6, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. "Heavy rain brings street flooding over south central Kansas," KSN-TV News, August 19, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.