Catastrophe on the Skywalks - KCTV5 News

Hyatt skywalk collapse special

In a matter of seconds, the lives of thousands of Kansas City area residents changed forever.  July 17, 1981 was the night the skywalks fell at the Hyatt Regency hotel.  Barney McCoy was the first reporter on the scene for KCTV. Now a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska, McCoy looks back at that terrible night 30 years ago. More>>

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Created by The Kansas City Star and KCTV5, this interactive website is a look back at the Hyatt skywalk collapse that killed 114 people on July 17, 1981.  Read stories about survivors, first responders, and bystanders.  See more photos from the night of the collapse, and learn about the memorial effort.   More>>

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