Demolition creates the leaning tower of Liuzhou.

Demolition creates the leaning tower of Liuzhou.

Postby preearth » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:45 pm

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Demolition creates the leaning tower of Liuzhou.

The photos, taken on December 30, shows a 22-floor residential building being demolished in the city of Liuzhou in southern China.

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So far so good: The building in Liuzhou, southern China, seconds before the planned demolition

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We're still ok: The initial blast successfully breaks the building into two parts

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Er... that's not looking so great: Half of the building tumbles sideways in a cloud of dust

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Best laid plans: The other half of the building remains standing - but leaning precariously to the side

But disaster is narrowly averted when the demolition goes wrong.

Instead of crumbling into a contained heap of rubble, half of the building crashes sideways to the ground, narrowly averting disaster.

Even more alarmingly, the other half is left still standing - but leaning precariously to the side.

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Not quite as planned: Another view catches the moment half the building goes down while the other half remains leaning

Not quite as planned: Another view catches the moment half the building goes down while the other half remains leaning

Shoppers in Liuzhou appear unperturbed by the dangerously leaning building

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Shoppers in Liuzhou carry on, unperturbed by the dangerously leaning building
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Re: Demolition creates the leaning tower of Liuzhou.

Postby Sam » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:12 pm

Funny, the three World Trade Center Buildings that "collapsed" on 9/11, didn't fall over like that.

I wonder why?
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