Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

13-storey apartment building collapsed in Chinese city of Shanghai, which was almost finished. It fell without being destroyed, like a domino.
It gives the impression as if the building was razed as a tree and was laid down...
According to the official version, the reason of the building collapsing was the construction of the underground garage and the loose soil.


1 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

2 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

3 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

4 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

5 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

6 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

7 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

8 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

9 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

10 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

11 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)

12 Apartment building fell down in China (12 pics)


[via dailymail.co.uk]
[via zonaeuropa.com]

21 comments

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  1. Double J
    Holy shit, Im glad it fell before it was finished, could have killed hundreds if not thousands of people.
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  2. rubending                    show commment
  3. thinkker
    hmm i bet the neighbours living in identical buildings will want to move the **** out. dance3
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  4. bobnine
    It missed the next building so closely its almost like they expected them to fall down and left some space just in case.
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  5. Miguel Angel                    show commment
  6. exor
    It missed the next building so closely its almost like they expected them to fall down and left some space just in case.

    in Mexico City they buld like that
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  7. Tarzan
    you mean you want them to fall as dominos...?
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  8. diegopol                    show commment
  9. Ariel                    show commment
  10. PETE
    But their windows are allright though. acute
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  11. grah
    New way of building, cheaper - flat on the ground then lift it. Takes more space, but it much cheaper.
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  12. Premo
    26 employers dies
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  13. kami
    oh my GOD it is horable JC_OMG_sign
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  14. giafantasou..                    show commment
  15. Chinaman
    Something is fishy in this story. Shanghai is VERY short on space - I doubt they could afford to build at such distance between blocks.
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  16. Jo
    But there is NO trace of any underground garage.... seems like a little lie there..

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  17. Jacek25
    I'm civil engineer. Building near river banks is complicated cause of soil conditions. Those guys should consider slab foundation, or just use reinforcing steel in those poles :) And I was afraid of upcoming flood of affordable chineese engineers :>
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  18. ICL
    If I was living in the nearby apartments I would move out.

    Hollow concrete piles are designed to have reinforcement and concrete poured into the central core once the pile is in place. The reinforcement is then tied into the strip foundations.

    Look at the close-ups of the piles. The concrete and reinforcement has only been placed at the very tops of the piles.

    Someone has been cutting costs and deserves to go to prison for a very long time.
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  19. Kane
    Haha i wonder if it landed on anyone... I mean I hope it landed on someone. In fact I would find it really funny if all the contractors were having a family BBQ in the park behind the building admiring their work and showing off, then "oh no godzirra!!" splat... Hilarious I laughed so hard I popped a boner.
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  20. johanes
    good construction. didnt break up. shitty foundations though
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  21. Enter your name
    MADE IN CHINA. And we retardedly IMPORTED AN ENTIRE BRIDGE FROM CHINA a year ago. COME ON AMERICA! WE SEE THIS AND TRUST THEM? BOYCOTT CHINA!
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