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.



Cathy said...


Anonymous said...

could this happen to skyscrapers when the sea level rises?

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.