Apartment Building In Shanghai Topples Over-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email with amazing photos of an apartment building lying on its side. The email says the photo is of a 12 story building in China that toppled over after work began to build an adjacent underground parking structure.
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. Click for news story.
Made in China!
YES, 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 4.6 meters.
(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 north.
(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.