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BMW_7 07-01-2009 10:37 PM

Shanghai building collapses 6/27/09 *pics*
 
Go china! :)

An under-construction apartment building in Shanghai collapsed, almost knocked the other building in the complex down

http://img2.cache.netease.com/photo/...P900AN0001.jpg

http://img2.cache.netease.com/photo/...8N00AN0001.jpg

http://img2.cache.netease.com/photo/...AR00AN0001.jpg

TheLoneVR! 07-01-2009 10:40 PM

wtf!
thats a seriously odd collapse.
The foundation/soil is what seems to give way! Im surprised the footings didnt hold the building in place, well atleast the lower portion of it.

mazdaRXwhat 07-01-2009 10:49 PM

sweet. the chinese build like they drive :0

BMW BMXer 07-01-2009 11:16 PM

weird.

ericdalinda 07-01-2009 11:32 PM

only thing that comes to mind is, "Made In China"

Redster 07-01-2009 11:53 PM

They'll just stand it up and still charge good $$ for the condos :)

magnus 07-02-2009 05:18 AM

Actually building in Shangai is quite difficult due to the nature of the soil/ground..
Considering the rate of growth and the amount of projects taking place one building is acceptable. Landslides and miscalculations in the physiology of the ground you are building happens all over the world.
The weird thing is that the building fell on its side and still is more or less intact. I would say that this is amazing and in my eyes show a good cement and static analysis involved in the constraction of the building!

saix 07-02-2009 08:47 AM

^ +1

Arash 07-02-2009 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magnus (Post 1320288)
Actually building in Shangai is quite difficult due to the nature of the soil/ground..
Considering the rate of growth and the amount of projects taking place one building is acceptable. Landslides and miscalculations in the physiology of the ground you are building happens all over the world.
The weird thing is that the building fell on its side and still is more or less intact. I would say that this is amazing and in my eyes show a good cement and static analysis involved in the constraction of the building!

lol what are you talkin about? that's quite a fale right there. who cares how rigid the building if it's built without a foundation! lol

magnus 07-02-2009 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arash (Post 1320373)
lol what are you talkin about? that's quite a fale right there. who cares how rigid the building if it's built without a foundation! lol


Well i am not sure if this was caused by the foundation or from the land beneath it. If its the first one you are right. But if its the second one i still stand by my opinion.

Arash 07-02-2009 11:31 AM

From the looks of it seems like the slope failed on the collapse side.. due to rain.. shear failure ftl!!

Arash 07-02-2009 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magnus (Post 1320376)
Well i am not sure if this was caused by the foundation or from the land beneath it. If its the first one you are right. But if its the second one i still stand by my opinion.

the land beneath is part of the foundation, and should be engineered to support footing loads. you can't blame it on the land.. it's like blaming your herpes on the hooker. :)

Fel 07-02-2009 11:54 AM

Looks like it tried to do a barrel roll.

Tried.

europrince 07-02-2009 12:00 PM

Really intriguing that it fell as one piece. It's still a construction fail though.

Arash 07-02-2009 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by europrince (Post 1320398)
Really intriguing that it fell as one piece. It's still a construction fail though.

When will you ppl understand?? this is how buildings are SUPPOSED to fail! 9/11 was DEMOLITION! geez


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