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Shanghai ground cracking under the weight of its skyscrapers [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-2-20 09:53:44 |Display all floors
Lujiazui is falling down, falling down.  The price to pay for having one of the world’s most iconic skylines, Shanghai’s Lujiazui is suffering from an increasing number of mini “fault lines” radiating outwards in every direction.

Pictured below is one netizen’s documentation of the phenomenon, particularly near Shanghai’s most iconic buildings: the World Financial Center and the Jin Mao Tower. As progress continues on China’s future tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower (situated directly across the street from the current cracks), one can only hope the entire area doesn’t end up collapsing in on itself.

Since 2003, Shanghai has been sinking under the weight of tons of concrete and steel at a rate of about 1.5 centimeters per year, prompting city officials to limit the construction of some skyscrapers. Over the past century, it has sunk over 2 meters.
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Post time 2012-2-25 07:22:19 |Display all floors
That's some supreme chinese engineering you got there.
您买象牙 - 您杀了大象!
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjU1Nzg0NDky.html - “用现代文明标准比划中国人,是严重的种族歧视行为。”
„Ich ficke wo, wen, und wann ich will, hast du mich verstanden. Auch du könntest ficken, aber du kannst es ja gar nicht, deine deutsche Genauigkeit... verbietet es dir“. Jean-Claude Juncker

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Post time 2012-2-25 07:36:51 |Display all floors
You never listened to me. Warned you all that "SH is sinking".
. . . sigh . . .  {:soso_e101:}
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Post time 2012-2-25 07:38:24 |Display all floors
canada_man Post time: 2012-2-25 07:36
You never listened to me. Warned you all that "SH is sinking".
. . . sigh . . .

If we had listened to you, we would all be dead by now. Fortunatelly we didn't and we can all go about our daily occupations happily!

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Post time 2012-2-25 07:41:06 |Display all floors
This phenomenon in cosntruction is called "settlement". Shanghai, or to be more precise Pudong area, has a bigger problem because it is built literally on a swamp! Nevertheless, at the current rate of sinking, there is no immediate risk to the buildings or the people except a huge natural disaster occurs; if that was the case, I'm afraid, that nowhere would be a safe place.

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Post time 2012-2-25 07:43:20 |Display all floors
Reclocate you silly fools or get yourselves a good pair of "water wings"   haha    {:soso_e109:}
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Post time 2012-2-25 08:20:28 |Display all floors
WARNED YOU BEFORE and you have allowed the entire FREAKING City to sink when it has always been so obvious. Stupidity???
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