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Sgt BOMBULOUS
06-01-10, 16:29
http://i49.************/a08h9x.jpg

Article here:

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2009/06/29/shanghai-building-collapses-nearly-intact/

Phys
06-01-10, 16:31
Wow... it looks like some one has dug a spade underneath it and toppled it over :vlol: It looks such a clean fall!

Minty Mouth
06-01-10, 16:32
Was the entire building carved out of one very large brick?

Sgt BOMBULOUS
06-01-10, 16:33
Wow... it looks like some one has dug a spade underneath it and toppled it over :vlol: It looks such a clean fall!

That's sort of what happened... they were removing earth from one side and putting it on the other, and they caused an imbalance on the foundation.

interstellardave
06-01-10, 16:35
That's sort of what happened... they were removing earth from one side and putting it on the other, and they caused an imbalance on the foundation.

Smart move, LOL!

GameGlitcher77
06-01-10, 16:35
So the building collapsed because water from the river sept into the foundation and pretty much liquidfied it causing the building to topple over??? :confused: :D ;)

jackles
06-01-10, 16:35
Oh dear! I wouldn't be very happy if I had just brought one of them!

lara c. fan
06-01-10, 16:57
:eek:
Amazing! :p

Encore
06-01-10, 16:59
Was the entire building carved out of one very large brick?

I'm more inclined to believe that it was actually a very large lego piece :eek:

igonge
06-01-10, 17:07
Holy crap! That's amazing :vlol:

Drone
06-01-10, 17:13
that can happen only in Shanghai


it's a compliment ....

ShadyCroft
06-01-10, 17:49
That's....interestingly weird. :eek:

what about the people living in the building ?

Sgt BOMBULOUS
06-01-10, 17:50
That's....interestingly weird. :eek:

what about the people living in the building ?

It wasn't inhabited yet.

ShadyCroft
06-01-10, 17:52
It wasn't inhabited yet.

oh I didn't read the article if it was mentioned there. I was stunned by the pic.

well thank God it wasn't.

Aranara
06-01-10, 18:12
:vlol: Nice architecture:D

GameGlitcher77
08-01-10, 06:03
that can happen only in Shanghai


it's a compliment ....

:vlol: +5 :tmb:

Dustie
08-01-10, 09:46
So the building collapsed because water from the river sept into the foundation and pretty much liquidfied it causing the building to topple over??? :confused: :D ;)
From a nearby creek... apparently the dug ground from beneath the building for garage space (talk about doing things in the right order...) and dumped it in a creek nearby. That caused water from the tank to seep into the grounds near the building, becoming an unstable foundation...


I have to admit I would probably not think things could go this wrong, but now we know why there really have to be geologists checking everything before you can start stacking the bricks...