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Old 02-11-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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From the folks who make our kids' toys and want to sell us our next car computer . . . and gun




YES, IT IS A 13 STORY BUILDING LYING FLAT ON THE GROUND.




First, the apartment building was constructed

They built 13 stories on grade, with no basement, and tied it all down to hollow pilings with no rebar.

Then the plan called for an underground garage to be dug out.
The excavated soil was piled up on the other side of the building.

Heavy rains resulted in water seeping into the ground..

The building began to shift and the concrete pilings were snapped
due to the uneven lateral pressures.

The building began to tilt.

And thus came the eighth wonder of the world.
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I'd be a bit nervous if i was in the nextdoor, identical building.

A buddy in Memphis spent about a year in China working and explained that most people still get by with just space heaters. He was not a fan of their apartments, even some that belonged to people who were well-connected.

It occurs to me that 13 may not have been the optimal number of floors.

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HAHA
we asians do things that one would never thought possible...even the stupid stuff
At least we know we can make indestructible apartment buildings...that thing is still pretty much intact

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we asians do things that one would never thought possible...even the stupid stuff
At least we know we can make indestructible apartment buildings...that thing is still pretty much intact

I was thinking they could just pick it up, put in some drainage and set it back down good as new.
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we asians do things that one would never thought possible...even the stupid stuff
At least we know we can make indestructible apartment buildings...that thing is still pretty much intact
That's kinda what I said after I said "WTF!"
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I was thinking they could just pick it up.....
Now THAT I would like to see!
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I was thinking they could just pick it up, put in some drainage and set it back down good as new.
probably could do it in record time too
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Now THAT I would like to see!

It looks like it could work though. I mean, check out the windows, they're still intact also.
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I was thinking they could just pick it up, put in some drainage and set it back down good as new.
Or they could just advertise a "floor plan with a unique point of view" and "cathedral ceilings".
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A little duct tape bailing wire and bondo and it will look good as new.

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