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Thanks to Lisa for sending this story!
YES, IT IS A 12 STORY BUILDING IN CHINA ....and IT IS LAYING 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.
First, the apartment building was constructed
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.