Kansas City hotel disaster undergoes investigation
Kansas City, Mo. — The collapse of two suspended walkways which killed 111 people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel is under investigation by the city and the hotel's owners, designers, and builders.
The 40-story hotel, which opened less than a year ago, was empty Sunday, its guests allowed to return only to collect their belongings. Hotel officials would not speculate on how soon they would reopen. The $50 million, 733-room hotel had opened as a symbol of hopes for rebuilding the downtown area and was an important part of the city's tourist and conventi on business.