Did drilling next door damage Surfside tower? Newly surfaced vibration data offer clues

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Miami Herald

SURFSIDE, Fla. — In the spring of 2016, residents of Champlain Towers South flooded complaint hotlines to fume about construction activity at the neighboring Eighty Seven Park project that had jostled their walls, closed their pool and coated their balconies in dust. As the complaints were spiking in mid-March, a team of consultants working for the developers of the luxury 18-story condo next door were just wrapping up a report on the vibrations caused by construction crews driving sheet piles — a sort of subterranean retaining wall — into the ground directly south of Champlain Towers, at Coll…

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