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Senior Advisor

Re: This is how America used to do things

You're extolling the virtues of communism where the people can come together and accomplish great things for the common good. This type of thing is a governmental decision. Site  procurement and environmental standards are not an issue. Government can do whatever they want to do. This is  product of much more government influence than what we are used to here.

 

Ironically, you make it sound so attractive that maybe you and I ought to move there. Grins! 

Senior Contributor

Re: This is how America used to do things

Mr Kraft, when you get over there you might find they have more freedom than we do.Smiley Very Happy

Senior Contributor

Re: This is how America used to do things

Anyone else not able to see the pictures??

Veteran Advisor

Re: This is how America used to do things

Was/is there a plan to rebuild the twin towers?  I certainly have never heard that.  They have rebuilt one building already and two more are being built.  The clean-up was MASSIVE and I imagine that took a very long time to accomplish plus the fact that the US govt doesn't own the land and several owners are involved and some of the land no one is sure who owns it.  Not an embarrassment in my opinion.

Veteran Advisor

Re: This is how America used to do things

Spot for the pic but it wasn't there and I couldn't bring it up.

Senior Contributor

Re: This is how America used to do things

the good paqrt is the asian countries told obamo to basically to shove it --like the candidate did

Veteran Advisor

Re: Great One

I can not see the pics but did get that email some time ago and it is quite a spectacular building failure.

Understand it was not inhabited at the time, brand new, so that was the good part.

A couple mistakes compounded by mother nature.

Veteran Advisor

Re: This is how America used to do things

  GTO, is this the building that your article and pictures is about?? I think that this is the original email:

http://www.askthebuilder.com/Building_Collapse.shtml

 

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/5685963/Nine-held-over-Shanghai-building-collap...

The collapse shocked many in China where construction failures are relatively common in inland areas, but not expected in showcase cities such as Shanghai which will host the 2010 World Expo.

 

On Monday, just two days after the Shanghai collapse, rescuers were searching a river in northeast China after a section of a road bridge gave way, sending seven vehicles into the water below.

 

The paper raised fears – expressed by some construction industry insiders in China – that many buildings designed to have a 70-year lifespan "would not stand firm beyond 30 to 40 years" because of corner-cutting during China's rampant construction boom.

"It is ironic that such an accident happened in Shanghai – one of the most advanced and international Chinese cities," the paper concluded.

"The sheer fact that such a collapse occurred in the country's biggest metropolis should serves as warning to all developers and the authorities to ensure that construction projects do not cut corners and endanger people's lives."

 

  This is about the resulting convictions that arose from the building collapse.

 

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010/02/11/verdicts-in-shanghai-building-collapse/