Anyone who bought an apartment here sure has a problem. Talk about a collapsed market!
(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north side of the building, to a height of 10 metres (32 ft).
(3) They dug right up to the base of the building.
Then the rains came.
(4) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from north to south.
(5) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tons, which was greater than what the un-reinforced pilings could tolerate. Thus, the building toppled completely over in a southerly direction.
*First, the apartment building was constructed.*
*Heavy rains resulted in water seeping into the ground.*
The building began to tilt. Then it began to shift, and the “hollow” concrete pilings were snapped due to the uneven lateral pressures.
And thus was born the eighth wonder of the world.
If these buildings were closer together,
it would have resulted in a domino effect.
Notice that there’s NO rebar in the pilings!
Just some wire mesh.
They built 13 stories on grade, with no basement, and tied it all down to hollow pilings with no rebar.