Monday, July 27, 2009

Collapse of a Building in Shanghai

"A 13-story under construction apartment building in Shanghai's Lotus Riverside complex fell to its side on June 27, 2009. During construction, a 4.6-meter-deep underground garage was dug on the south side of the building while a mound of soil heaped up to 10 meters high was located on the other side. This caused a difference in pressure on two sites of the building, which resulted in the collapse of a building in Shanghai" according to the China Daily. The lateral pressure caused the piles to snapped resulting in the foundation failure and tilting of the building.

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