"In order to figure out what happened, there is a lot of information we need to get," Forensic engineer Allyn Kilsheimer said.
At least 97 people have been confirmed dead since the Champlain Towers building collapse, as officials are still attempting to find victims.
A Florida judge has approved the sale of the oceanfront property where the collapsed condominium once stood.
Soriya Cohen said that if her husband's body is never found, the area where the condo once stood should be considered a holy site where nothing should be built.
"If you look at the condition of this apartment, it's not good," resident Esmart Romero said. "You get what you pay for."
"They have given of their heart and soul," Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said of those who responded to the Surfside building's collapse.
Sinkholes are a common occurrence in Florida, where much of the land is underlain with limestone.
Chinese diplomats may have added extra scrutiny to the urgent rescue work in eastern China after ridiculing U.S. efforts in Florida less than a week ago.
"It's obvious that this has become much more than a collapsed building site," Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said. "It has become a holy site."
Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz and his chief of staff, Isidoro Lopez, both of whom are vaccinated, have been infected with COVID-19.
"This is a staggering and heart-breaking number that affects all of us very deeply," Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said.
The remains of Sophia López Moreira, Luis Pettengill, and her youngest child were found at the Surfside building collapse.
The cause of the collapse remains unknown, but people are turning to an engineering report for potential possibilities.
Nearly 300 people were told to leave Crestview Towers on Friday and taken to the county fairgrounds as temporary shelter.
Search and rescue workers recovered 10 bodies and more human remains, a fire official said Wednesday.
More than 40 people have been confirmed dead after the building collapse in Surfside, Florida. About 100 people are still unaccounted for.
The condo board has about $48 million in insurance coverage, while the property is valued at $30 million to $50 million.
Surfside, Florida, officials are examining the structural integrity of the Champlain Towers North building because it was built by the same developer and used the same plans as the collapsed condo.
Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah announced four more victims of the Surfside condominium collapse were found.
Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to hit Florida's west coast on Tuesday after causing devastation in the Caribbean.
Sixteen-year-old Deven Gonzalez and her mother Angela were among the first victims pulled from the rubble.
The condo complex was demolished amid fears that winds of up to 60 miles per hour caused by Tropical Storm Elsa could lead to further collapse of the building.
The demolition Sunday night happened while 121 people and many pets remain missing from the collapse on June 24.
Holes were drilled into remaining parts of Champlain Towers South building, and detonated charges sent the building collapsing late Sunday night, with plumes of dust filling the air.
"This rescue effort...will go on until everybody's pulled out of that debris," mayor Charles Burkett said Sunday.
"The guilt I feel is horrible...I took her to that building and there she is trapped."
The death toll from the partial collapse of a residential building in Surfside, Florida has now reached 24.
The incident adds to a growing set of obstacles that rescue teams have already faced, including the dangerous task of sifting through piles of broken concrete and steel, as well as inclement weather, spontaneous fires, and the threat of Hurricane Elsa.
A building collapse, the evacuation of another and flooding from raised sea levels have forced the insurance industry to call the hand of high-rise building owners.