This sure is hard to
IT'S An ENTIRE 13-STORY BUILDING IN CHINA
An underground garage was being dug
on the south
the building, to a depth of 4.6
meters (15 ft).
The excavated dirt was being piled up
on the north
the building, to a height of 10 meters (32
They dug right up to the base of the
(4) The building
experienced uneven lateral
north to south.
This resulted in a lateral pressure
of 3,000 tonnes,
greater than what the un-reinforced
tolerate. Thus, the building toppled
over in a
the apartment building was
the plan called for an underground
garage to be dug out.
excavated soil was piled up on the
other side of the building.
rains resulted in water seeping into the ground.*
building began to
tilt. Then it
began to shift, and the
concrete pilings were snapped due to the uneven
thus was born the eighth wonder of the world.
these buildings were closer together,
it would have resulted in a domino
that there's NO rebar in the pilings!
Just some wire mesh.
They built 13
grade, with no
and tied it all down
to you by the same folks that make
your kids' toys
to build your next
folks, is a true
snafu. Don't you feel better
now that these are the folks
that manufacture nearly EVERYTHING We buy
and use today?