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(Daily Mail)   Now even the Leaning Tower is being outsourced to China   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Amusing, demolition, Liuzhou, southern China, China Daily, debris  
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9716 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Jan 2010 at 7:35 AM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2010-01-01 10:43:36 PM  
The fact that both has stayed intact is hella more impressive.
 
2010-01-01 10:45:08 PM  
halves....both halves damnit.
 
2010-01-02 12:21:28 AM  
Impressive indeed!
/my leaning tower of penis is still leaning
 
2010-01-02 12:46:28 AM  
10 bucks says the demo team tried to save $$$ by scrimping on explosives.
 
2010-01-02 12:54:07 AM  

gopher321: 10 bucks says the demo team tried to save $$$ by scrimping on explosives.



I'm thinking... they did not place enough puppies in the building.
 
2010-01-02 05:11:06 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I'm thinking... they did not place enough puppies in the building.


Nah...too much lead in the demolition charges.
 
2010-01-02 07:02:05 AM  
If everyone in China jumped at the same time I'm sure the building would fall down.
 
2010-01-02 07:43:19 AM  

gopher321: 10 bucks says the demo team tried to save $$$ by scrimping on explosives.


As they say, 偷工减料.

/A youku video embedded in my Daily Mail?
 
2010-01-02 07:43:45 AM  
You know someone is going to get executed for botching that demolition.
 
2010-01-02 08:04:46 AM  
You know those imploders they did a special on TLC or the Discovery Channel?

My boss, in his former life as a geophysicist, worked with those guys. They were supposedly the best in the business. But apparently they also had some monumental fark-ups. One including a building that ended up *exploding*, and a few that just stood there like that.
 
2010-01-02 08:10:47 AM  

gopher321: 10 bucks says the demo team tried to save $$$ by scrimping on explosives.


Remember, when calculating charge weights, P stands for plenty.
 
2010-01-02 08:15:35 AM  
It's amusing how TFA's comments quickly degrade into 9/11 conspiracy "controlled demolition" wharrgarbl. Don't you just hate websites where unrelated discussions turn into stupid political flamewars?
 
2010-01-02 08:24:03 AM  
Not a conspiracy...

bp1.blogger.com
 
2010-01-02 08:35:11 AM  
Another thing: Since when, are there buildings in china that are built stronger than anticipated? Didn't that last earthquake kill thousands because the concrete had only token amounts of cement in it?
 
2010-01-02 09:04:28 AM  
lordargent.com
 
2010-01-02 10:08:44 AM  
Subby, don't you mean the Leaning Towel?

/don't panic
 
2010-01-02 10:08:50 AM  
Underestimated the strength of the foundations or just plain bad luck?

Was it on here there was a video of a botched demolition where the building completely rolled over?
 
2010-01-02 10:17:07 AM  
Irene?
 
M-G
2010-01-02 10:29:19 AM  

MisterSpoot: You know those imploders they did a special on TLC or the Discovery Channel?


It was actually a series (The Detonators), that they appear to not have renewed, because apparently shiat like searching for ghosts makes more money. But any show with Worsey in it is going to be worth watching.

A 'squat' situation is the demolition company's worst nightmare. While there is definitely plenty of science involved, there is also a lot of art. If the demo company didn't have a whole lot of experience, it's easy to end up with this happening.
 
2010-01-02 10:35:34 AM  

MBooda: Subby, don't you mean the Leaning Towel?

/don't panic


No, he meant the Reaning Tower.
 
2010-01-02 10:53:08 AM  

cretinbob: The fact that both has stayed intact is hella more impressive.


They're relatively small and light buildings (er, chunks of a building), which didn't have very far to fall (again, relatively speaking).
 
2010-01-02 11:54:13 AM  

MisterSpoot: My boss, in his former life as a geophysicist, worked with those guys. They were supposedly the best in the business. But apparently they also had some monumental fark-ups. One including a building that ended up *exploding*, and a few that just stood there like that.


Some assert that programme was horseshiat. (new window)
 
2010-01-02 12:14:59 PM  
Last time I checked, some guy invented a machine like a giant pressure cooker: You fill it up with old tires and batteries, heat it to about 750 F., and crude oil substitute comes out the top, while molten lead comes out the bottom to be cast into ingots.

Leftover steel goes out the conveyor belt to the scrap yard.

Turns waste into useful product, sounds like a plan to me.
 
2010-01-02 12:46:38 PM  
There's already a leaning tower in China that leans the most. I'm surprised they wanted to beat that world record. Hehe.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101340673
 
2010-01-02 01:14:28 PM  
its happened before, closer to home
Sioux Falls, SD (new window)
 
2010-01-02 09:36:21 PM  
loved the Sioux Falls vid, and i am so glad everyone else was quite to point out that in a demolition, usually the building sits down... and crumbles... and isn't there anymore... instead of looking like an oversized gundam samurai sword chopped it in half and did the cool anime slide off thing.

Cuase if they got a Gundam to do it, that would prolly work better...
 
2010-01-03 03:03:40 AM  
www.virginmedia.com
 
2010-01-03 05:09:48 PM  
You're doing it Wong.
 
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