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Entire New 13-Story Building Tips Over in Shanghai

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This past Saturday, an entire apartment building in Shanghai collapsed. To be fair, the building was under construction and thus unoccupied, but it's still a minor miracle that there was only one fatality.

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Sounds like there was a problem with some nearby flood prevention walls at the Dianpu River, but there's no hard evidence as to why this huge building simply fell over. Anyway, here are some sweet pictures of the architectural carnage. [Cellar.org via Twitter]

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RainyDayInterns

To all the comments about stuff from China being crappy but cheap...well, that may be true for now. However, the crappy quality can always get better. Remember that Japanese cars used to be crappy and cheap when they took on the US.

How is that working for us now?