Hard Rock Hotel Construction In New Orleans Collapses | Sunday TODAY


BACK INSIDE THAT BUILDING TO FIND OUT THE ONE PERSON THAT FIND OUT THE ONE PERSON THAT STILL TRAPS INSIDE IS STILL A STILL TRAPS INSIDE IS STILL A LOT LOT LOT. LOT.>>NEW ORLEANS IS HOLDING ITS>>NEW ORLEANS IS HOLDING ITS BREATH AFTER THIS MOMENT SENDING BREATH AFTER THIS MOMENT SENDING DOZENS RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES. DOZENS RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES.>>WE GOT A MAJOR COLLAPSE RIGHT>>WE GOT A MAJOR COLLAPSE RIGHT HERE. HERE. LOOKS LIKE THE TOP FLOOR. LOOKS LIKE THE TOP FLOOR.>>Reporter: ONE FLOOR SMASHING>>Reporter: ONE FLOOR SMASHING INTO ANOTHER. INTO ANOTHER. THE HARD ROCK HOTEL FALLEN INTO THE HARD ROCK HOTEL FALLEN INTO THE STREETS BELOW. THE STREETS BELOW.>>WE GOT ONE PERSON TRAPPED.>>WE GOT ONE PERSON TRAPPED. HE’S ALIVE. HE’S ALIVE.>>Reporter: THE IMPACT SHAKEN>>Reporter: THE IMPACT SHAKEN THE GROUND FOR BLOCKS. THE GROUND FOR BLOCKS. ONE WOMAN CAPTURES THE FALL FROM ONE WOMAN CAPTURES THE FALL FROM MORE THAN THE CITY STREETCARS. MORE THAN THE CITY STREETCARS. ANOTHER MAN TRAPPED ABOVE ANOTHER MAN TRAPPED ABOVE SIGNALING FOR HELP FROM THOSE SIGNALING FOR HELP FROM THOSE DOWN BELOW. DOWN BELOW.>>IT IS A TOTALLY SHOCK FOR ME.>>IT IS A TOTALLY SHOCK FOR ME.>>Reporter: REYES WAS WORKING>>Reporter: REYES WAS WORKING ON THE 18th FLOOR WHEN HALF OF ON THE 18th FLOOR WHEN HALF OF THE BUILDING GAVE WAY. THE BUILDING GAVE WAY.>>PEOPLE BURIED IN RUBBLE AND>>PEOPLE BURIED IN RUBBLE AND SOME PEOPLE COULD NOT MOVE. SOME PEOPLE COULD NOT MOVE.>>Reporter: TWO PEOPLE WERE>>Reporter: TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED. KILLED. ONE OTHER STILL MISSING. ONE OTHER STILL MISSING. TRAPPED SOME WHERE BENEATH THE TRAPPED SOME WHERE BENEATH THE RUBBLE. RUBBLE. POLICE CLOSING OFF STREETS FOR POLICE CLOSING OFF STREETS FOR BLOCKS. BLOCKS. FEARFUL OF ANOTHER COLLAPSE. FEARFUL OF ANOTHER COLLAPSE.>>Reporter: LOUISIANA’S>>Reporter: LOUISIANA’S GOVERNOR IS ASKING FOR PRAYERS. GOVERNOR IS ASKING FOR PRAYERS.>>THIS REMAINS A FLUID AND>>THIS REMAINS A FLUID AND DANGEROUS SITUATION. DANGEROUS SITUATION.>>Reporter: BECAUSE OF THE>>Reporter: BECAUSE OF THE COLLAPSE IS STILL UNKNOWN AS COLLAPSE IS STILL UNKNOWN AS LOVED ONES WAIT FOR WORD OF LOVED ONES WAIT FOR WORD OF SURVIVORS. SURVIVORS.>>THEY TOLD US THEY ACCOUNTED>>THEY TOLD US THEY ACCOUNTED FOR EVERYBODY EXCEPT FOR HIM.

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  1. AAAALLLLLL THOSE KICKBACKS THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER LOCAL DEMOCRATS PUT IN HIS POCKETS FROM THIS PROJECT THAT COULD HAVE GONE INTO CONSTURCTING A STRONGER BUILDING. JUST LIKE NEW ORLEANS. … PRAY ON THAT.

  2. Certain types have decided that rules and regulations are for suckers. You know why, you can stomp your feet, like your dear leade,r all you want but, tRump is responsible

  3. When I try to make a house out of cardboard (inspired) with my lego people, then something tragic happened.

    Jokes aside, there were alot of cheap stuff there. I don't know who planned this but this is tragic.

  4. If they used the same architects for the other locations, they will probably collapse too. Hard Rock should go bankrupt. It's enough already.

  5. Effing criminal. Lemme guess, so contractor made their kid get a job, and nepotism at its finest, could only get a job doing what Daddy does. This arsehole trying to get his allowance back, by getting his first big profit, doesn’t listen to his craftsmen, runs them off, weakens the union and threatens jobs from inexperienced green horns just trying to make ends meet. Yeah, kid, hope that new car was worth it. Grow a set and YOU face those families and explain why daddy had to die, so you got a bonus! UNION STRONG! BRING THEM BACK, MY SOUTHERN BROTHERS AND SISTERS! They are obviously not obsolete.

  6. If his Cell phone is still on. Get his phones id info through carrier. Use Proximity sensors to get his distance. Heats sensors could work, Spot Mini could be useful.

  7. I never liked Hard Rock or Planet Hollywood. Owned by billiionaires who skimp and cut corners to save a buck and food is Overpriced crap!

  8. Capitalism at its best, deregulation , and infrastructure collapses before it's even finished. United States is a 3rd world country.

  9. "You get what you pay for" Best saying ever.. You tried to go cheap.. Now you'll pay the Full Price.. RIP to those that didn't make it 💕

  10. Hmmm….. Third world construction practices? Who signed off on the plans and building code compliances. This seems unreal in the USA.

  11. and I can't build my own house unless I abide by building codes. Its all a scam. Everybody could have a house no problem. That's how they keep us down but they can collapse buildings, clean up and keep building. Its all a scam.

  12. I feel so sorry for that lady. I know for a fact that through our prayers, her loved one will survive. Praise Jesus for making him get through it!

  13. Corruption at it's best !! They should start by investigating the city inspectors , see how much money they got under the table to pass faulty procedures

  14. This type of problem is from third world countries. Not America 🇺🇸. Oh wait. Everything we have is made in China. Nevermind.

  15. A lot of the same dumb comments " cheap building materials and cost cutting " Yes mistakes were made, but had nothing to do with material quality or deficient design….

  16. Most importantly, love and prayers for all those affected by this tragedy. Sadly, no matter what caused it, the damage to lives can never be undone. I think it's likely that the "fault" will fall on multiple shoulders. A "perfect storm" if you will. Small errors are made all the time but are small enough they have no real consequences. Sadly, when multiple errors line up just perfectly, we see more catastrophic results.

  17. First, stop saying it was the material or the engineers fault or whatever, are you an engineer? Exactly, it could have been the designers fault, the way they set it up, or just the construction workers, but we won’t know until they tell us. hi

  18. The corruption involving the democratic mayor and governor, there is little doubt that inspections, safety, and other concerns were bypassed in the name of profit. The developer has a history of fraud and has been arrested in the past.

  19. Skimped on the reinforcement of this building? Wow do not want to use that construction company or engineer. Sad for those who where killed and those who suffered.

  20. Someone has some explaining to do?!! Thank God it did that now and not when it was apparently done and full of people! 🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾

  21. My Father Was One Of The Construction People On This Forsaken Building.
    But He Was'nt One of The People That Died (Not Like I Hoped anyway…)

  22. FUTURE NEWS: It was discovered that the FAA had certified the building's construction as safe WITH the help of Boeing engineers.

  23. The desperate greed in New Orleans is backfiring and the working people of New Orleans is suffering because of it, rapidly building Highrise hotels and condos is skyrocketing the price of living Creating fast growing homeless population of families and individuals, just sad

  24. We need to pray for that last man that is missing instead of pointing fingers or saying how cheap they are building these new buildings. We all know and we say it all the time they don't build things like they use to. Let's all pray for this last guy that is missing. The power of prayers are strong so let's help this family with a lot of prayers. Have a good day my New Orleanian friends.

  25. The steel columns at top too thin could not support the weight.the gc should lose license,pay millions and be jailed for a few years

  26. Who were the contractors, the structural engineers and the foreman on this site? Such a catastrophic failure is very rare and it is clearly the result of either very poor design or construction practice. From some of the clips it looked like either the crane load fell on the top floor slab and caused a pancake effect or the load on the top floor slab caused the slab itself to fail and resulted in the chain reaction. Either way…I expect when all is said and done businesses will file for bankruptcy and some key people will be sent to jail.

  27. It seems to me like one or few columns in a line failed suddenly and the top level slab collapsed first. My opinion is that the impact created by that collapse together with vibration was over the ultimate strength of the rest of the members.

  28. This is just what my dad said so it may be wrong..

    He said that the bars that they use to hold up the floors were most likely made when it was in the 90's, or at least when it was very hot. So when the temperatures dropped, the bars shrunk, causing them to not be able to support the building.

    I see a lot of people making comments on how it was just cheap materials, but this could be the reason that the building collapsed

    Of course this however is just a guess.

  29. I believe that tower that you see fall is a hoist/elevator tower. Typical construction elevator. Scary thing to see…myself being a hoist operator..😲

  30. safety at first would not happen if follow procedure in order to build or upgrade building learn from china and not laugh for people who lost their love person

  31. Has America lost its ability to build stuff? Planes unfit to fly at Boeing Bridges falling, down roads collapsing and now this???

  32. From what I've heard, a construction guy brought evidence to the contractor that the buildings foundation was buckling and bending but the contractor shrugged it off and said to keep working. I think there's video somewhere of the bending foundation the construction guy posted.

  33. Hard Rock Cafe true to it's name.

    " I feel the earth move under my feet
    I feel the sky tumbling down, a'tumbling down
    I feel the earth move under my feet
    I feel the sky tumbling down, a'tumbling down
    I just lose control".

    Carol King.

  34. this horrible tragedy was avoidable, hiring people off the street giving them titles ( construction worker ) with little safety training, experience is a crime, owner contractors incompetence, safety issues should be jailed, their GREED has caused irreparable damage to this community.

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