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I am thinking in buying an apartment, in that area, to offer to my mother in law. Hope she doesn’t see that picture
Judging by the last picture you can tell her the view from her bedroom window has improved.
 

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Hi Derek and All

Now if this was Timber Frame over night it would have gone only to be used for firewood. :)

I tried to copy the drawings but they didn't come out ok. A new meaning to low rise apartments.

Peter

Oops! Beijing , we have a problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And think about it China manufactures just about everything we buy and eat....well not me I don't eat anything from China !!

Anybody who bought a condo here sure has a problem. Talk about a collapsed market... It seems to me, however, that the basement/garage areas are usually dug FIRST????

YES, IT'S 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 tonnes, 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 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 the buildings were closer together it would have resulted in a domino effect.
Now that, folks, is a snafu. Don't you feel better now, that these are the folks manufacturing nearly EVERYTHING we buy and use today?






 

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Hi Derek and All

Now if this was Timber Frame over night it would have gone only to be used for firewood. :)

I tried to copy the drawings but they didn't come out ok. A new meaning to low rise apartments.

Peter

Oops! Beijing , we have a problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And think about it China manufactures just about everything we buy and eat....well not me I don't eat anything from China !!


And what a great bomb fire night party that would give. I use Chinese “pound shops” when I have to get a present to people I don’t really care about. “Ex” Mother in law, ex ex wife and so on. I get the same back, but I always give their presents to local charitys
:D
 
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