Surfside building collapse: Public memorial service to honor 98 lives lost

City officials are preparing for a public memorial to honor the 98 victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse starting at 10 a.m., on Friday, in Surfside.

Some of the grieving families and First Lady Jill Biden will be among the guests who will meet to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy at 8777 Collins Ave.

Well into the early morning, in downtown Miami, the 60-story Paramount Miami Worldcenter skyscraper displayed a message of solidarity. It included a patriotic salute to the first responders.

The tragedy prompted a movement to increase the safety of aging condominium buildings in Florida and around the country.

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