Today in history we mourn a tragedy that occurred 34 years, when the skywalk collapsed at the Hyatt hotel in downtown Kansas City. The disaster forever changed the engineering practice, making clear the grave responsibility which engineers hold.
As both a engineering design consultancy as well as a fabrication and manufacturing plant, this is close to heart, which is why we are paying tribute by donating services for the construction of this memorial.
Earlier this morning ground was broken for the Skywalk Memorial, at 22nd street and Gilham road. It will include the names of the 114 who died 34 years ago, on Friday July 17th, 1981. The artwork is designed by local artist Rita Blitt. Read more about the memorial plan at The Kansas City Star.