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(USA Today)   If you think faith can move mountains, just wait until you see what Chinese real estate developers can do   (usatoday.com) divider line 6
    More: Interesting, real estate development, Chinese, Lanzhou New City, urban population, arable land, Environmental issue, Gansu, urbanizations  
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2013-02-04 10:48:38 AM  
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nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.


If it's compacted properly, and they totally fill in the valleys so the ground has nowhere to go, then it's not a problem. Of course, this being China, where no one pays attention to regulations of any kind, I expect the compaction of the embankment is nowhere close to the 95% rate we'd call for, no subsurface drainage installed to keep streams or springs from eroding the embankments from the bottom, and no way to channel what little water falls on the surface.

So yeah, future earthquakes are really going to be a problem.

/civil engineer
//once had a project that moved 23 million cubic yards
///not in China
2013-02-04 10:30:13 AM  
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nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.


This is in the same province where in 2010, heavy rains led to a massive landslide that killed over a thousand people and wiped away dozens of city blocks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10925531
2013-02-04 12:21:44 PM  
1 votes:
The severe lack of potable water and incoming lung complications are going to really hinder China here in about 10-20 years.
2013-02-04 11:49:37 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA:  "I am striving to win honor for Chinese people,"

Definitely my favorite part. What creates such a wacky mental mindset? So you think what you're doing is going to impress the rest of the world?
2013-02-04 11:49:24 AM  
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i.ytimg.com

Molybdenum mining on Fremont Pass, Colorado says, "Newbies."

/there was a mountain peak there
2013-02-04 10:03:27 AM  
1 votes:
Those guys take Sim City way too seriously.
 
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