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(1) An underground garage was being dug on the south

side of the building, to a depth of 4.6 meters (15 ft).

 

(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north

side of the building, to a height of 10 meters (32 ft).

 

(3) They dug right up to the base of the building.

Then the rains came.

 

(4) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure

from north to south.

 

(5) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tons,

which was greater than what the un-reinforced pilings

could tolerate. Thus, the building toppled completely

over in a southerly direction.

 

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Notice that there's NO rebar in the pilings!

Just some wire mesh...

 

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They built 13 stories on grade, with no basement,

and tied it all down to hollow pilings with no rebar...

 

Brought to you by the same folks that make your kids' toys

and want to build your next car.

Don't you feel better now that these are the folks that

manufacture nearly EVERYTHING we buy and use today?

 

One more product "MADE IN CHINA ".....!!

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According to what I found online, it was unoccupied at the time (2009 according to reports) and the only fatality was 1 construction worker. 2 executives from the construction firm were sentenced to life in prison (probably more for embarrassing the PRoC than the actual event)

 

My thought is, if it happend to this one, and you can see a bunch of other identical towers in the pictures, how safe are the remaining buildings??

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:lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

And we are gonna let them build a bridge in California!!:help:

 

While I hate this fact, at least we know there are controls (inspections, building codes, etc) that will hopefully prevent anything tragic.

 

Seems in China they're in such a rush to 'modernize' and house all their people that they just cut corners without concern for safety. Luckily we live in a country where things like this don't go unchecked (hopefully)

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While I hate this fact, at least we know there are controls (inspections, building codes, etc) that will hopefully prevent anything tragic.

 

Seems in China they're in such a rush to 'modernize' and house all their people that they just cut corners without concern for safety. Luckily we live in a country where things like this don't go unchecked (hopefully)

 

The Bay Bridge that is being built in California is being supervised by American Workers.

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