The 13 story apartment
building located in Eastern Shanghai, China, collapsed at 5:30AM on June
27, 2009. One worker died when the building fell over,
according to a China Daily News report released that day.
The news report said
that a preliminary investigation report blamed, poor construction and
improper planning which led to the collapse of the residential building.
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IT IS A 12 STORY BUILDING IN CHINA . LYING ON THE GROUND.
(1) An underground garage was being dug on the south side, to a depth of
(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north side, to a height
of 10 meters.
(3) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from south and
(4) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tons, which was greater
than what the pilings could tolerate. Thus the building toppled over in
the southerly direction.