Hurricane Matthew: Singer Island’s Tiara has better luck this time

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…and then. The Tiara condominium tower on Singer Island.

For Riviera Beach’s Tiara condo tower, rising 42 stories above Singer Island, hurricanes Frances and Jeanne proved the worst of times.

The back-to-back storms ripped right through the building in 2004, in one side and out the other, leading to a lengthy evacuation and legal disputes.

But on Friday morning, the rebuilt Tiara stood tall, apparently undamaged by Hurricane Matthew, which approached with ferocious power but edged away at the last minute.