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Old May 23rd, 2008, 06:02 AM   #21
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No, why?

I can't see anything that could address on it. Explanation?
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:58 PM   #22
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The original Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the state of Washington collapsed within months of its completion in the 1940's. The structural failure of the bridge is usually attributed to a phenomenon called resonance, induced by the wind. The link below contains an actual clip of the dramatic collapse:

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Old July 5th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #24
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Palace II, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, partially collapsed in february 22, 1998, killing 8 people. Five days later, another part of the building collapsed.

This video (in portuguese) shows the 2nd event, and the later implosion of the whole building. Most owners are still waiting for a settlement and are yet to be paid/reimbursed.

(how can I embed video here? I can't seem to find the html editing mode)

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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #25
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Palace II probably collapsed because it was constructed with low quality materials, including sand from the beach, bricks, and possibly concrete. How the hell do you construct a highrise building out of sand? Also, was Palace I (its twin that is still alive today) constructed using the same materials?
I honestly think all development projects must be sustainable and futureproof.

You support the good projects... and oppose the bad.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #26
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I seem to recall a major building in downtown Fort Worth, TX that was severely damaged/destroyed not too long ago by a direct tornado hit.

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Old July 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #27
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I don't know if this also counts;

The 'Bijlmer Disaster'. On Oktober the 4th 1992 a Boeing 747 freight airplane crashed in one of the Bijlmer flats in Amsterdam. The crash killed 43 people. 3 people from the crew, and 1 passenger. There where probably more people killed, but that is unkown since there where living many illegal people in the Bijlmer.

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Originally Posted by logorithm View Post
The collapse of The Highland Towers (Block 1) on December 11, 1993, in Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, after a continuous 10 days of rainfall. The tragedy claimed 48 lives.

---> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Towers_collapse

I remembered at that time, the newspapers published one very dramatic picture captured by a resident in the neighbouring Block 3, when the apartment was collapsing (tilted at about 50-60 degree angle). The picture captured how thick dusts were forming, and window curtains were flying out of the windows! Unfortunately I can't find this priceless picture on the internet...

The tragedy entered its 18th anniversary. I gathered some pictures, including the few snaps when the building was collapsing, to make this tribute video...

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Sorry to re-birth this thread and not sure where to post this or if there is already a thread but does anyone know how those towers fell in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday?

Seems quite scary that towers should fall all on their own...
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