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Tim Dahn

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1639 days ago

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 1639 days ago

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

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#2 posted 1639 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1639 days ago

Oh, well

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#4 posted 1639 days ago

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 1639 days ago

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 1639 days ago

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



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#7 posted 1639 days ago

They probably had Chineese Drywall also.

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#8 posted 1639 days ago

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

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#9 posted 1639 days ago

“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 1639 days ago

That engineer sh&t his pants.

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#11 posted 1639 days ago

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

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#12 posted 1639 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1639 days ago

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 1639 days ago

Maybe a really big wolf…... na.

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#15 posted 1638 days ago

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

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