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Building collapse in Shanghai

Building collapse in Shanghai

Typical cases of structure damage show portions of or whole buildings collapsing, but this is the first time that I see a building perfectly toppled.

The 13-story building is part of the Lotus Riverside complex in suburban Shanghai.  The cause of this epic structural fail is under investigation, but first sources claim that an error on construction and unstable soil conditions are the probable causes.

More images after the break.

You can see another photoset at Flickr.

Cite: David Basulto. "Building collapse in Shanghai" 30 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>