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(Bangkok Post)   Thailand's engineers one-up the Italians by building a tower that is leaning at 40 degrees...so far   (bangkokpost.com) divider line 89
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2013-04-01 08:51:43 PM
Huh. And all this time I thought the Thai would be comfortable with slopes.
 
2013-04-01 09:10:28 PM
Daft swamps.
 
2013-04-01 10:15:03 PM
Slanty things in asia?  Who could have seen that coming.
 
2013-04-01 10:19:45 PM
10, 40, what's the difference?
 
2013-04-01 10:21:27 PM
The thing that impresses me the most about these is that the buildings stay intact.  They can't figure out how to pour a foundation to save their lives, but the building itself manages to stay intact all the way down.
 
2013-04-01 10:22:02 PM

whatshisname: 10, 40, what's the difference?


30?  300%?  Subby's posting privs?
 
2013-04-01 10:22:35 PM
Chinese did it better
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-01 10:22:49 PM
Alright...I'm a woman so I obviously don't maths, but this is not 40 degrees.

That is much too cold for this building.
 
2013-04-01 10:23:16 PM
Was expecting to see gravity defying 40 degree leaning...

Nice job, subby.
 
2013-04-01 10:23:48 PM
"Nares Srimuang, director of the civil division of Ku Kot municipality"

He's the head of the Ku Kot clan.
 
2013-04-01 10:25:21 PM
Well thats what happens when your engineers Thai one on
 
2013-04-01 10:27:14 PM
FTA: "He said relevant agencies will look into ways to deal with the building to protect people's lives and assets."


www.veteranstoday.com

Unavailable for consultation
 
2013-04-01 10:28:54 PM
I'll be impressed when it stays that way for 900 years.  Wake me when it does.
 
2013-04-01 10:31:53 PM
cool
 
2013-04-01 10:36:44 PM
Two things. That doesn't look like a 40 degree lean and why is this not a FAIL tag?
 
2013-04-01 10:38:36 PM
Man, someone REALLY farked up on the subsurface/foundation work.  That, and/or the contractor/owner decided to go cheap on the foundations and poured a much smaller slab then needed and neglected to put any pilings.
 
2013-04-01 10:38:36 PM

Ronin_S: Two things. That doesn't look like a 40 degree lean and why is this not a FAIL tag?


FTFA: It was reported that the construction site used to be a pond and that may be the reason for the subsidence.

I imagine that's why.
 
2013-04-01 10:40:52 PM

Ronin_S: Two things. That doesn't look like a 40 degree lean and why is this not a FAIL tag?


Fail tag goes to subby.

/ Didn't see mention of 40 degrees in article. Only 10 degrees.
// 40 degrees Farenheit?
 
2013-04-01 10:42:25 PM
Limp building.  Thai hookers.  Missed headline.
 
2013-04-01 10:43:39 PM
You know, I think deliberately engineering a building so that it appears to lean like the tower of Pisa, but has level floors inside would be a great idea
 
2013-04-01 10:43:57 PM
♫ One might in Bangkok,
Makes an engineer bumble... ♪
 
2013-04-01 10:43:58 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Ronin_S: Two things. That doesn't look like a 40 degree lean and why is this not a FAIL tag?

Fail tag goes to subby.

/ Didn't see mention of 40 degrees in article. Only 10 degrees.
// 40 degrees Farenheit?


Close.  50F is 10C.  That would have been a good troll.
 
2013-04-01 10:44:23 PM
Also, that looks like somewhere between 5 and 10 degrees off vertical
 
2013-04-01 10:44:41 PM
Mai pen rai.
 
2013-04-01 10:46:20 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ronin_S: Two things. That doesn't look like a 40 degree lean and why is this not a FAIL tag?

FTFA: It was reported that the construction site used to be a pond and that may be the reason for the subsidence.

I imagine that's why.


So the fourth building will stay oop?

/it'll be the strongest building in those isles
 
2013-04-01 10:46:30 PM
Great, a protracted thread about angles.
 
2013-04-01 10:46:41 PM

loonatic112358: You know, I think deliberately engineering a building so that it appears to lean like the tower of Pisa, but has level floors inside would be a great idea


Wind.  Earthquakes.  You'd be safer using optical illusions to make it look like the building was leaning.  Maybe build out non-weight bearing features on either side of the building.  Still, wind's a biatch.  I've seen people get seasick in a 29 story building in high winds.
 
2013-04-01 10:47:08 PM
"Pathum Thani governor Siripong Hantrakul said an inspection showed that the building had subsided even further."


40 degrees is probably accurate.   We are just getting confused on the metric conversion.
Happens all the time....
 
2013-04-01 10:47:18 PM

LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.


Fark is all about going off on tangents.
 
2013-04-01 10:47:55 PM

LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.


I'm sure there will be many obtuse jokes.
 
2013-04-01 10:52:11 PM

TheSwizz: I'll be impressed when it stays that way for 900 years.  Wake me when it does.


We've actively been propping the Tower of Pisa up for the last 700 years.  In fact, they knew it was learning when they built it and stopped construction several times.  It doesn't have one lean, it has several.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa#Construction
 
2013-04-01 10:52:14 PM
www.timdrussell.com

Shame they don't believe a little more.
 
2013-04-01 10:56:20 PM

Mister Peejay: LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.

I'm sure there will be many obtuse jokes.


I just hope some farker doesn't give into temptation and make a cute comment that goes flat.
 
2013-04-01 10:58:21 PM
Building codes are for wussies.
 
2013-04-01 10:59:12 PM

BKITU: Huh. And all this time I thought the Thai would be comfortable with slopes.


http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/343379/slanted-building- risk-to-collapse

...makes sense to me...
 
2013-04-01 10:59:50 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Man, someone REALLY farked up on the subsurface/foundation work.  That, and/or the contractor/owner decided to go cheap on the foundations and poured a much smaller slab then needed and neglected to put any pilings.


bingo
 
2013-04-01 11:03:51 PM

megarian: Alright...I'm a woman so I obviously don't maths, but this is not 40 degrees.

That is much too cold for this building.


wallywam1: "Nares Srimuang, director of the civil division of Ku Kot municipality"

He's the head of the Ku Kot clan.


humor
 
2013-04-01 11:09:36 PM

Mister Peejay: LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.

I'm sure there will be many obtuse jokes.



This isn't right.
 
2013-04-01 11:11:42 PM

northgrave: Mister Peejay: LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.

I'm sure there will be many obtuse jokes.


This isn't right.


Before we go off on a tangent, I wish someone would put up a sine.
 
2013-04-01 11:17:04 PM
I bet the ladyboys did this.
 
2013-04-01 11:18:23 PM

morg: megarian: Alright...I'm a woman so I obviously don't maths, but this is not 40 degrees.

That is much too cold for this building.

wallywam1: "Nares Srimuang, director of the civil division of Ku Kot municipality"

He's the head of the Ku Kot clan.

humor


OL!
 
2013-04-01 11:18:48 PM

loonatic112358: You know, I think deliberately engineering a building so that it appears to lean like the tower of Pisa, but has level floors inside would be a great idea


Well... depending on your perspective...

farm3.staticflickr.com

/Yeah... I know.
//Very hot.
 
2013-04-01 11:19:07 PM

Elegy: Chinese did it better
[i.imgur.com image 300x187]


I'm actually surprised by the fact that the main structure is intact. Other than the obviously shiatty foundation the building itself is obviously rock soild. You would think a building that falls would not be intact like that afterward.
 
2013-04-01 11:19:43 PM

zamboni: northgrave: Mister Peejay: LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.

I'm sure there will be many obtuse jokes.


This isn't right.

Before we go off on a tangent, I wish someone would put up a sine.


I think you've struck a chord.
 
2013-04-01 11:21:59 PM

LordOfThePings: Great, a protracted thread about angles.


*golf clap*
 
2013-04-01 11:22:04 PM

Voiceofreason01: Satanic_Hamster: Man, someone REALLY farked up on the subsurface/foundation work.  That, and/or the contractor/owner decided to go cheap on the foundations and poured a much smaller slab then needed and neglected to put any pilings.

bingo


Question is; did the builder neglect to do any sort of geo survey or engineering work?   Not unknown for a half assed builder just to use a design that he already had on the shelves that was meant for a site with much better ground and neglected to see if it would even work at that location.
 
2013-04-01 11:22:46 PM
The dude subsides
 
2013-04-01 11:27:21 PM

whatshisname: 10, 40, what's the difference?


Maybe it's in Fahrenhe---aw, shiat, other people have made that joke already.
 
2013-04-01 11:29:04 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Voiceofreason01: Satanic_Hamster: Man, someone REALLY farked up on the subsurface/foundation work.  That, and/or the contractor/owner decided to go cheap on the foundations and poured a much smaller slab then needed and neglected to put any pilings.

bingo

Question is; did the builder neglect to do any sort of geo survey or engineering work?   Not unknown for a half assed builder just to use a design that he already had on the shelves that was meant for a site with much better ground and neglected to see if it would even work at that location.


They couldn't find the money for it so they skimped.  Guess nobody stepped up to cosine a loan.

/I TRIED
//derivative humor
 
2013-04-01 11:32:46 PM
I'm wondering if it will collapse into its own footprint.
 
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