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Skyline Plaza Apartment Building Collapse 1973

2nd March 1973

Skyline Plaza was a large complex located in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia which included eight apartment buildings, six office buildings, a hotel and a shopping center. In the midst of construction on 2nd March 1973, one apartment building (A-4) and the parking garage adjoining it collapsed. The incident occurred at around 2.30pm in the afternoon and resulted in the death of 14 construction workers and the injury of 34 others.

Details of the investigation study are available in an NBS report, "Investigation of the Skyline Plaza Collapse in Fairfax County, Virginia".  See link, right.