Saturday, December 7, 2013

Most Of It's Not Going To Be There In Ten Years

Interesting article from Gizmodo about a (new) unoccupied 13-story apartment building which recently collapsed in China.  The accident resulted in a single fatality.  Of interest are the similar apartment buildings in the background.

I cannot really make out the foundation - perhaps that is it in the first photo.  I cannot tell if the pylons, as seen from the fourth photo, are driven into the dirt or cemented into the foundation.  It is a sad story.  Though I am reminded of something Jim Chanos said in regards to the construction boom in China.


  1. Pretty sure those are from 2009.

    1. Damn, better read those dates a little more closely.