Skywalk Memorial Foundation to meet on 33rd anniversary of collapse

Thursday marks 33 years since one of Kansas City's biggest tragedies.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel skywalk collapse killed 114 people and injured more than 200.

Survivors, victims' family members and city leaders will meet Thursday night to discuss a memorial.

Skywalk Memorial Foundation board members said they've raised about three quarters of the money needed for the project, which is planned for Hospital Hill Park.

“I was 17 years old at the time. I had just graduated high school. My mother and stepfather were there that night,” foundation president Brent Wright said. “Unfortunately, the two of them were killed in the collapse. My father was also there that night, but was not injured.”

The meeting is an opportunity to get an update on the project. The Parks Board, City Council, Mayor James and former Mayor Berkley have been invited to attend.

The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at La Bodega on Southwest Boulevard.

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