Design Failure Lessons
Hyatt Regency Hotel catwalk collapse
In July, 1981, a catwalk packed with people and over a packed dance floor
collapsed onto the catwalk below and then to the floor, killing 114 people.
Stevens, William K., "Before
Hotel Disaster, Walkway Swayed to the Rhythm of Dancers," The New
York Times, SECTION: Section A; Page 1, Column 1; National Desk, July
McGrath, Peter, Foote, Donna, "What
Happened at the Hyatt?" Newsweek, Section: National Affairs,
Pg 26, August 3, 1981
Weston, Rusty, "Failure
Inc.; Disaster Is a Certainty, and One Little Company Thrives on It,"
Los Angeles Times, SECTION: Magazine; Page 28; Magazine Desk, October