Hyatt Regency Hotel Walkway

Kansas City, MO

Market: Hospitality


Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP



In July 1981, two suspended walkways spanning the dramatic atrium of the Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed during a weekend Tea Dance.  As a result, 114 people died and hundreds more were injured. Following the collapse, the construction manager’s insurance company retained SGH to determine the cause of failure and examine the responsibilities of the design and construction team members.