Building Tipped



In the weekend of June 27/28 this new uninhabited building tipped over in Shanghai causing the death of one unfortunately worker. As can be seen on the pictures, the neo-classical inspired building is very well constructed, even most glass windows are intact.

The reason for falling is still under investigation but it seems that a wall separating the river from this 13-story building’s foundation failed. Washing away the soil the building stood on.*

Superuse: Instead of taking it apart and redo the whole apartment building, they could also leave the building on its side, on the site, and construct courtyard/patio dwellings into it.

Picture by AP

*) Here can be seen how close the building stood next to the levee

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