In the weekend of June 27/28 this new uninhabited building tipped over in Shanghai causing the death of one unfortunately worker. As can be seen on the pictures, the neo-classical inspired building is very well constructed, even most glass windows are intact.
The reason for falling is still under investigation but it seems that a wall separating the river from this 13-story building’s foundation failed. Washing away the soil the building stood on.*
Superuse: Instead of taking it apart and redo the whole apartment building, they could also leave the building on its side, on the site, and construct courtyard/patio dwellings into it.
Picture by AP
*) Here can be seen how close the building stood next to the levee http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/13-storey-Shanghai-building-tips-over/articleshow/4710187.cmsUrl: