12-Story Hotel In China Falls Over

A 12-story hotel in China recently fell over – in three seconds. How?

The slightly anti-China/ communist video above explains that, via a combination of poor choice of location, heavy rains, and weak construction, what took this hotel down was physics. Lucky there weren’t other similarly constructed buildings close by, otherwise there might have been a domino effect.

*Correction: The building was an apartment building, not a hotel. Sorry!

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  • Bender

    Just hanging out in my hotel room, sitting around, the hotel falls over; just like what?

  • Rei;K0Z

    AHAHAHAHA OH WOW…

    THAT IS HILARIOUS.

    THEY COULD STILL LIVE IN IT THOUGH. IF THEY ADAPT TO THE NEW PERSPECTIVE.

  • Matthoban1986

    .Is not a hotel. It was apartment blocks under construction ie: empty. In the south part of town.
    ..and this happened at the start of the year.
    …bit old.

    • Sari Moon

      Story garnered over 115,000 hits in an article published today on Gizmodo, bro.

      As for the apartment/hotel thing, you're right, thanks for the tip.

      • http://twitter.com/Erikhaspresence Erik Stinson

        i appreciate this level of transparency ms. moon

  • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

    seems interesting

  • Matthoban1986

    Oh wait, this actually happened last year, Gizmodo dropping the ball..

    I remember Chinese internet kids here had a field day PS'ing the collapsed building.

    Take a look for meme time::

    http://www.chinasmack.com/2009/pictures/shanghai-building-collapse-chinese-netizen-photoshops.html

  • Myemail

    Fucking Candlemass.

  • http://twitter.com/NIGELNOTRENDS NIGELNOTRENDS

    Apartment complex just chillin. nbd

  • The maker of the clip

    “Slightly” anti-communist?! Do you mind? I'm EXTREMELY anti-communist, if you please! :D

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