Sunday, June 28, 2009

Startling Photos from Shanghai

Read this in today's Shanghaiist.
A building in the Minhang district tottered over and collapsed after the riverbed it was built right next to rose. Surprisingly, it stayed almost completely intact. Sadly, one worker died.
And I thought "Hey, we used to live in Minhang near a small river and they started building new apartments across the river from us just as we moved to Xujiahui. I wonder..."

Sure enough. I've circled our former apartment in the photo below from EastSouthWestNorth.




And this would have been the view from our balcony.



Wow!

3 comments:

Cathy said...

WOW...

Anonymous said...

could this happen to skyscrapers when the sea level rises?
--weiqing

Bruce Hammersley said...

That is just amazing......when you look at the first photo your mind can't quite put the facts in order...staggering.