This 18-story residential tower in Taizhou, Zheijiang Province, eastern China is being dismantled by excavators hauled to the top by cranes.
The building was completed in January and was hailed as a luxury development with a ‘perfect’ ocean view. But months later it was found to be leaning.
Experts have suggested the ground beneath the highrise sank because the reclaimed land it was built on is unable to support such large buildings.
Hu Zhizhong, an architectural researcher at Taizhou University, said reclaimed land commonly ‘settles unevenly’, but the sinking in this building was so severe that it could be that the land is simply unsuitable.
So let me get this straight: They put TWO excavators up there to tear the building down because it was leaning because it was built on unstable ground. Gotcha.
It’s a good thing there’s a bunch of them chinese fuckers because they sure don’t have a lot of common sense.