But Singer noted that there will be key differences, including a shorter timeline to recertify buildings and greater reporting requirements.
The mayor added that officials are considering requiring buildings to be recertified after 30 years or fewer, but the details will be discussed further in the next few weeks as the city council introduces the measure.
Boca Raton is located 38 miles up the Atlantic Coast from Surfside.
In nearby Sunny Isles Beach, Vice Mayor Larisa Svechin said inspections on older condo buildings would start immediately.
And the city of Miami sent a letter to buildings urging new inspections for those more than six stories tall and more than 40 years old.
Death toll climbs to 95, 14 unaccounted for
Eighty-five of the victims have been identified, and 85 next of kin have been notified, Levine Cava said.
“The process of making identifications has become more difficult as time goes on,” Levine Cava said. “We must rely heavily on the work of the medical examiner’s office … to identify human remains. The process is very methodical and it’s careful and it does take time,” she said.
The collapsed Champlain Towers South that was once too risky for heavy machinery has now been nearly leveled with the ground as excavators removed piles of rubble Tuesday.
Aside from intermittently stopping for issues related to dangerous conditions brought by weather and shifting debris, crews have worked on the site nearly non-stop since the collapse on June 24.
Since then, they picked up more than 8 million pounds of concrete from the collapse site, Levine Cava said.
Security around the site is also being tightened, according to Surfside Mayor Charles Mayor Burkett.
“I first want to touch on something that’s become more and more apparent as the operation has gone on — and that is the significance of that site with respect to the people who have lost their lives there,” Burkett said during a briefing Monday. “It is the right thing to do because it is obvious that this has become more than a collapsed building site. It’s a holy site.”
Airlines offer to fly in victims’ families for free
In support of the dozens of families grieving the loss of their loved ones, American Airlines and United Way are collaborating to provide free two-way flights to and from Surfside, Burkett said Tuesday.
The tragedy has affected victims from multiple Latin American countries, including Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Surfside — a small, eclectic town of about 6,000 people — is also home to a large population of Orthodox Jews. Following the collapse when families were reuniting, it was common to hear a mix of conversations in Hebrew, Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Youngest victim yet identified
Of the 95 people who have been confirmed dead in the collapse, 1-year-old Aishani Gia Patel was identified Tuesday as the youngest one yet.
Another young victim was Stella Cattarossi, who was 7 years old.
On Monday, Marcelo Cattarossi told CNN that Stella was one of five family members he lost in the collapse.
His 7-year-old niece had been the light of her mother Graciela’s and her grandparents’ lives, he said. Taking after her artistic family, Stella had already begun painting, he told CNN.
His parents Gino, 89, and Graciela, 86, were the anchors of the family whom he described as “adventurous” and “fearless.”
His sister, Andrea Cattarossi, 56, was an architect and a genius, he said. She was visiting her parents and youngest sister when the building collapsed. Andrea Cattarossi leaves behind three sons in Argentina.
His other sister, Graciela Cattarossi, 48, was a professional photographer and a free spirit, he said.
CNN’s Tina Burnside, Kelsie Smith, Rebekah Riess and Faith Karimi contributed to this report.Source link