The "stick builds", as you call them, make me feel very uncomfortable
whit5125 wrote:1 dead , 5 more critical condition.
It was a very bad storm that tore through the area but unless it was a miceoburst or a small tornado I expect lawsuits to start flying for the crane not being secure enough, or at least an attempt to from the families of the victims.
Boomerreed wrote:A new thunderstorm developed right over the NW part of Dallas and moved southeast and it very quickly matured and drop a very intense downburst there and then another one over Love Field, and that traversed its way to downtown and vicinity. The video I've seen of the collapse, the boom was still pointed west or northwest and had not yet turned to the direction the wind was blowing towards, being the southeast. The wind speeds increased incredibly fast so booms do not always react, especially if they are hit exact at the same angle, and it very well may have been the case, but we may never know that finite level of detail.
A terribly freak accident, but man, that building was clearly stick frame and could never be engineered to take that sudden of a direct hit load.
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joshua.dodd wrote:Considering the poor construction value of these new apartments being built around town, I don't understand why anyone would waste so much money renting a room in these badly built units. Too bad for the residents.
joshua.dodd wrote:How is anything I stated "horrible"? It's stating the obvious. But to answer your question, good quality buildings that are strong. It's a known fact that developers notoriously cut corners to maximize profit.
TreeFrog wrote:joshua.dodd wrote:How is anything I stated "horrible"? It's stating the obvious. But to answer your question, good quality buildings that are strong. It's a known fact that developers notoriously cut corners to maximize profit.
I live in an apartment complex most likely built cheaper than that one, just down the road, and from over a decade ago. I do so because I can afford what I'm getting.
I would love to live in one of the more "good quality" buildings but I can't unfortunately afford $3+ sq. ft.
That is coming from someone that makes a pretty good income. I can't afford to buy a house relatively close to the city, I don't want the maintenance, I don't want to live in the suburbs, and I can't afford a "strong" building that you suggest.
If I can't afford it, there are lots that can't because my income is well above average. You need to think about what you are saying.
I agree many of these places are probably not built the best way but unless we have building codes that require them to be built to a higher standard (and cost to the renter), you are being very insensitive.
The_Overdog wrote:The crane fell through the parking garage - made of concrete. What kind of building could survive that?
The_Overdog wrote:I don't get the comments either. A crane fell on the building - it didn't catch on fire and only one section was damaged, and a building that is 96% occupied per the news only 6 people were injured. The crane fell through the parking garage - made of concrete. What kind of building could survive that?
Also, assuming the section is structurally sound, they can pour the damaged garage in place rather than using prefab with long concrete booms over the top of the building, and then repair the damaged apartments. Yes, it will probably take a long time to repair and be very disruptive to existing residents.
homeworld1031tx wrote:The_Overdog wrote:For all the people above stating that this is illustrative of how cheaply apartments are made... what a load of shit. Few things could withstand this. The garage took a direct hit from the crane's concrete ballast essentially in free fall from 100+ feet up.
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:The real question is why tis crane fell, when others around town did okay. They're supposed to withstand 140 mph winds.
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