A residential building in Nanjing has gained attention on social media after images showing it “leaning” on the building next to it were published online.
According to sources cited in a NetEase report, the building’s apparent tilt is a result of poorly done base construction.
Both of the buildings were constructed by Nanjing Hoisting Machinery General Works (NHMGW) in the 1980s, according to Xu Falin, a resident who’s lived in one of the buildings for around 30 years.
“The structure of building 52, the one I am living in, is not very firm due to poor construction on the foundation. Plus, it was not even integrally concreted. Every floor was separately concreted. As far as I know, this building has been leaning since 2004, before the ownership of NHMGW changed”, Xu added.
One resident who lives on the third floor of the leaning building said to reporters: “Many residents have chosen to lease their apartment and rent another one somewhere else rather than being scared all night”.
“As a matter of fact, I have been thinking about moving. But considering the fact that properties around this area are very expensive, I’ve got nowhere else to go,” she said.
A spokesman for the district authorities told reporters that the matter has been reported to the district’s housing and construction department.
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By Luke Sun
[Images via NetEase]