Location: N 30.39225 W 88.85746
This is a five-story (six-level) parking structure for a hotel and casino in Biloxi, MS. It is constructed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete. It suffered partial collapse of four bays on its west façade, apparently because of impact from an adjacent casino barge. Fig 1 (upper left) shows the east façade. The collapse can be seen in Figure 2. Figure 3 shows a satellite image of the structure before the hurricane. The roofs of the two barges can be clearly seen to the left (west) of the parking structure.
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Submitted by Keith Porter and Gilberto Mosqueda
October 3, 2005