Friday marks the anniversary of the oceanfront condo building collapse that killed 98 people in Surfside, Florida.
The 12-story tower came down with a thunderous roar and left a giant pile of rubble in one of the deadliest collapses in U.S. history. The disaster at Champlain Towers South also turned into Florida's largest-ever emergency response that didn't involve a hurricane.
Its victims are being honored Friday at events on the ground where the grueling two-week search and rescue unfolded. Only two teenagers and a woman survived the fall and were pulled from the rubble.
Others escaped from the part of the building that initially remained standing. First lady Jill Biden is expected at a public event organized by the town of Surfside.
Meanwhile, a judge this week finalized a $1 billion settlement that will be paid to survivors, property owners and victims' families.