Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

June 27, 2021

Deadly Collapse Of Illusions In Miami

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 3:02 pm

By now it is clear that the cause of the collapse was the softening of the ground under the building by the infiltration of seawater over the years since the building’s construction. Because such a large building is very heavy, especially in comparison to a simple beachside bungalow, the weight of the structure put tremendously higher downward pressure on the ground below its foundation, diminishing the integrity of the increasingly soaked soil, and thus speeding its ultimate loss of cohesion.

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  1. In 1966 in London, UK in the borough of Newham a residential municipal housinmg block, Ronan Point, Collapsed. The borough council claimed that the cause was a gas explosion in the kitchen of one of the apartments, but an investigation revealed that the construction company, Taylor Woodrow, used sea-dredged sand to make the concrete. sea salt in the sand caused corrosion n the rebars in the concrete, weakening the concrete and causing the collapse. I suspect a similar cause of the Miami collapse.

    Comment by trevor a millar — June 27, 2021 @ 5:39 pm

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