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2019-10-12 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Hotel Under Construction Collapses
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Posted by Spatch Glomorong8156 2019-10-12 11:26|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [384 views ]  Top

#1 A good thing it happened now instead of when it was completed and full of guests.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-12 13:13||   2019-10-12 13:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Poured concrete building without a core to hold it up?

Architect (and their insurer) is looking at a nice big bill.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-10-12 13:17||   2019-10-12 13:17|| Front Page Top

#3 That was me posting. The building is on the upriver edge of the French Quarter. One confirmed dead, others injured or missing. One of the cranes is now standing (or swaying) there unsupported, so expect further developments.

The building used to be a perfectly good Woolworth's.
Posted by Matt 2019-10-12 13:43||   2019-10-12 13:43|| Front Page Top

#4 Expect more of this. The engineers probably had gender classes...
Posted by Spanky Whuter1088 2019-10-12 15:03||   2019-10-12 15:03|| Front Page Top

#5 Your saying they don’t know much about doing erections Spanky?
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-10-12 15:16||   2019-10-12 15:16|| Front Page Top

#6 Designed by Diversity & Inclusion/Affirmative Action engineers
Posted by Lex 2019-10-12 15:34||   2019-10-12 15:34|| Front Page Top

#7 Video won't play in full screen, so my take (as it is):
Building is thin deck concrete, probably with post-tensioning (to minimize mild steel reinforcing - a common design). Top decks may have been stripped of supports too early, before achieving strength or tensioning? Progressive collapse was weird - shouldn't have happened. I'd go with materials/construction means and methods before design flaws as first assumption. Not a unique design by any means
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-12 18:03||   2019-10-12 18:03|| Front Page Top

#8 I was waiting for you to comment Frank. Thanks.
Posted by Matt 2019-10-12 18:56||   2019-10-12 18:56|| Front Page Top

#9 Ditto.

"Begorrah!" snorts little Jacques Horner
As he blows up the shorts of some foreigner.
"'Tis the judgment of gawd:
They profaned the ould sod
By erecting their junk on that corner!"

"Also... betcha twenty puint I know where you got dat brogue!"
Posted by Snoling Smiter of the Brontosaurs2338 2019-10-12 19:42||   2019-10-12 19:42|| Front Page Top

#10 Thx Matt - I'd first look at the materials' strength gain trial batches (well known by that point). I suspect schedule overrode
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-12 22:33||   2019-10-12 22:33|| Front Page Top

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