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Endymion
03-21-2011, 03:01 PM
YES, IT IS A 13 STORY BUILDING LYING ON THE GROUND.

Anybody who bought a condo here sure has a problem.
Talk about a collapsed market!



(1) An underground garage was being dug on the south side, to a depth of 4.6 meters.

(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north side, to a height of 10 meters.

(3) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from south and north.

(4) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tonnes, which was greater than what the pilings could tolerate.

Thus the building toppled over in the southerly direction.



*First, the apartment building was constructed.*


Then the plan called for an underground garage to be dug out.
The excavated soil was piled up on the other side of the building.



[IMG]*Heavy rains resulted in water seeping into the ground.*[/IMG]



The building began to tilt
Then it began to shift and the "hollow" concrete pilings were snapped due to the uneven lateral pressures



And thus was born the eighth wonder of the world.


If the buildings were closer together it would have resulted in a domino effect.



















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Ramadhan
03-21-2011, 03:09 PM
That is a legendary fail.

I hope the building had not been occupied. Did anyone die?

The breathtaking speed of development in China will surely claim more victims from accidents like this.
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Beardo
03-21-2011, 03:15 PM
Originally Posted by naidamar
That is a legendary fail.
I suppose this is what they call a faceplant...
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Endymion
03-21-2011, 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by naidamar

I hope the building had not been occupied. Did anyone die?
That was happened in June 29,2009 and one worker died :cry:
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Ramadhan
03-21-2011, 03:26 PM
The 13 story apartment building located in Eastern Shanghai, China, collapsed at 5:30AM on June 27, 2009. One worker died when the building fell over, according to a China Daily News report released that day.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchin...nt_8377165.htm


Faceplant:
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Zuzubu
03-21-2011, 03:39 PM
Subhanallah!
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