Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Dept. The Florida real estate market collapsed after the 2007 accident, which added to the developer's challenges with the project. Related Links: Jax Collapse Triggers Major Rescue Effort Contractor: Panel Rejects Claims of Collapse Liability One of the largest general contractors in the southeastern U.S. is seeking a buyer for a partially completed high-rise building it acquired by foreclosure when the developer defaulted on a $12.4-million civil award for nonpayment and breach of contract. Construction on the building in Jacksonville, Fla., was halted in December 2007, after an attached six-level parking garage partially
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.