Video footage captured the moment a building site at a 45 billion USD construction project in Shenzhen, dubbed the Manhattan of the Pearl Delta, slowly toppled over as workers stood nearby.
Construction workers could be heard shouting warnings as the wall crumbled down seemingly in slow-motion. Fortunately, it left everyone with time to clear the site, and no injuries were reported.
The construction project, located in the city’s Qianhai district, aims to be a “Manhattan-style” financial district rivaling Hong Kong’s Central district, which is located just an hour away. In 2012, homes surrounding the under-construction shopping and business center were selling for up to 15 million USD, The Telegraph reports.
Sources quoted in Apple Daily said the collapse was caused by soft ground around the site, which was built on reclaimed land.
Watch the video below:
By Maggie Wong