Family, friends mourn 21-year-old who died in condo collapse

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. — By next summer, Andreas Giannitsopoulos, a student at Vanderbilt University, had hoped to start carving out his lane in the world of finance.

He would graduate from the Nashville college and use his degree to venture into real estate and take care of his family.

But Giannitsopoulos, who would have been a senior in the fall, was among the victims in the Champlain Towers South condo collapse near Miami, authorities said Wednesday. He was 21.

“My son was the strongest person I know and the best part of my day. We had such plans for his future,” said his mother, Tina Giannitsopoulos, sobbing Wednesday after authorities confirmed they had found her son.

She, other family members and friends were staying at a rental complex outside Miami while they waited to hear whether he had been found. Giannitsopoulos was majoring in economics, had three minors and

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