Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022
Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport to Recognize the 35th Anniversary of the L’Ambiance Plaza Collapse in Remembrance of the 28 Lives Tragically Lost
WHO: Mayor Ganim, union officials and members of organized labor, Bridgeport Federal and State elected leaders, Bridgeport Fire and Police members, City Council members, and community members
WHAT: City leaders and organized labor members will join family and friends of the 28 victims tragically lost from the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse for a procession led by bagpipers from the steps of City Hall to Wheeler Park.
In remembrance, the Bridgeport Fire Department Honor Guard will toll the bell after each victim’s name is read and joining members will provide remarks. A ceremonial wreath will be placed at the L’Ambiance Plaza memorial located at Wheeler Park
A video of the event will be posted at 1pm on all City of Bridgeport social media accounts.
WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:45am
WHERE: City Hall front steps to Wheeler Park
45 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
We Remember: On April 23, 1987, seven floors of the completed L’Ambiance structure crumbled inward and collapsed due to faulty lift slab construction. The collapse resulted in the death of 28 construction workers and injured 22 workers with a search and rescue operation that lasted for 10 days. Every year, City officials, organized labor unions, family members, and friends have gathered to remember and pay tribute to the workers who died, the families, the rescue workers and all those who assisted in any way during and after the collapse.