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.