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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 01-13-2010 01:27 AM 6017 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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01-13-2010 01:27 AM

Check it out an almost complete Shanghai 13 Story Building fell over, just fell over, IT FELL OVER!

You can read about it here:
but apparently they built 13 stories on grade, with no basement, and tied it all down to hollow pilings with no rebar. Then dug a hole next to the building for a parking garage, piled the dirt on the opposite side of the building then the heavy rains came and when the hollow pilings failed over it went.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 01:30 AM

That’s the last time I build a building according to there plans. LOL

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 01:44 AM

That sucks, but I guess Chinese morter is the strongest on earth. LOL

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 01:51 AM

Oh, well

-- Joe

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 01:54 AM

Maybe with a big crane the could stand it up again. It sure looks like it took the fall well.

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 02:02 AM

Not enough clamps, not enough glue.
I told you, you can never have enough.

Oh, ah, Mr. Building Inspector would you please come over here, we have a few questions…


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#6 posted 01-13-2010 02:22 AM

I think its real, one death and there are nine people being held by authorities. Happened on June 27th 2009.



-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 04:06 AM

They probably had Chineese Drywall also.

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 04:08 AM

“Hey, what’s with all the Miley Cyrus posters, I don’t like her!” tears down poster
“No! Those are load-bearing posters!” CRASH

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#9 posted 01-13-2010 04:18 AM

“Thirteen floors”—what can one say other than now we know why so many taller buildings don’t have a 13th floor.

But then I’m not superstitious. My phone number ends with 1313.

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#10 posted 01-13-2010 04:37 AM

That engineer sh&t his pants.

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#11 posted 01-13-2010 05:43 AM

With all the identical buildings in the background, could it be time for dominoes?

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#12 posted 01-13-2010 05:56 AM

See, this is what I have been telling you guys. If they had used biscuits, this would have never happened.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#13 posted 01-13-2010 10:54 AM

I am impressed at how will the building held together. I can see the workers digging the hole saying “Maybe the boss won’t notice”! LOL

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#14 posted 01-13-2010 03:55 PM

Maybe a really big wolf…... na.

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#15 posted 01-13-2010 08:29 PM

Yea, what if you live in one of those buildings in the background, “uh, Honey, better grab the kids.”

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