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Old October 7th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #21
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Pisa tower is the first in your list.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:53 AM   #22
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #23
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The Pisa one is safe, and it's all just common public folklore .
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Old October 9th, 2013, 04:49 AM   #24
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An actual unsafe skyscraper, that had to be demolished in Christchurch, NZ, after the earthquake that destroyed half their town. You can see the extent of the damages, due to the building not being designed for proper earthquakes.


It's not just photo warping, either. That's a real crease from damage.
That building is the Hotel Grand Chancellor.
I live in Christchurch and that building was on a massive lean.
If it wasn't for the parking garage next to it there is a good chance it would have collapsed. It actually sunk into the ground due to the city being built on a swamp, the stairwells inside the building collapsed and they had to get people out through the windows. That's not the only tower demolished in Christchurch after the earthquake but it certainly is the most well known.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 05:56 AM   #25
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The John Hancock Tower in Boston had "teething problems" shortly after completion when glass windows popped out and tumbled 780 feet to the ground below.




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Old October 9th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #26
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Crooked buildings in Santos, Brazil

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Old October 11th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #27
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What is the cause of that?! Foundation sinking?
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Old October 11th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #28
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Torre David, Caracas, Venezuela, is the tallest slum in the world and the most violent skyscraper in the world. There are no safety in the tower!
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Is that so?
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Old October 12th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #29
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1 WTC is pretty unsafe.
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Old October 12th, 2013, 01:42 AM   #30
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The John Hancock Tower in Boston had "teething problems" shortly after completion when glass windows popped out and tumbled 780 feet to the ground below.




The entire glass curtain was replaced with much more expensive ones that make a alarm when the glass is about to shatter (which means the glass still shatters).
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Old October 12th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #31
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Joelma Building (São Paulo), which suffered the deadliest accidental high-rise fire in history. Almost 200 dead.



Here's some really creepy footage:


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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:33 AM   #32
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A 20 story building just partially collapsed in Medellin, Colombia.


It was apparently completed earlier this year and a flaw in a column caused it to fail.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #33
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30 story building actually.

It was evacuated the day before, but 11 workers are missing.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #34
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30 story building actually.

It was evacuated the day before, but 11 workers are missing.
All the media reports say 22-24 stories

Now the construction company says that the flawed column in question was under repairs and that the rest of the building is not in danger.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #35
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The remaining towers have been evacuated.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #36
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What is the cause of that?! Foundation sinking?
Yes.

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Joelma Building (São Paulo), which suffered the deadliest accidental high-rise fire in history. Almost 200 dead.

This building was reconstructed, but remains empty... Some people say that the building is haunted

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Old October 15th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #37
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Whoa! whats up with all the massive dif. settlements!
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Old October 15th, 2013, 06:04 AM   #38
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All the media reports say 22-24 stories

Now the construction company says that the flawed column in question was under repairs and that the rest of the building is not in danger.
Yes, for apartments, but those were on top of 5 or 6 levels for parking. The structure total was around 30.
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The WTC! No no no JK

Ronan Point, in East London, partially collapsed on May 16, 1968 when a gas explosion destroyed a wall, causing one corner of the building to collapse. Four people died. In 1984, the building was finally demolished.



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