Foundations for the tallest skyscrapers
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Foundations of the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

How do the foundation configurations compare for six of the world’s tallest skyscrapers? The folks at Groundworks, a residential and commercial foundation repair company, put together this sweet infographic to answer just that! Source: How […]

A building at the Lotus Riverside complex in Shanghai’s Minhang district collapsed
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13-Story Tower Topples Over in Shanghai

A building at the Lotus Riverside complex in Shanghai’s Minhang district collapsed A 13-story apartment tower in the Lotus Riverside Development toppled over almost intact in Shanghai on June 26. The apartment building was still under construction and one worker was killed. According to the Shanghai Daily, there was an excavation for an underground parking garage immediately next to the failed structure. From the photos and video, it appeared that the building fell away from the excavation. More info and video after the break. (Imaginechina via AP Images via Wall Street Journal)

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