Behold, the Leaning Apartment of South Korea

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A new apartment complex recently went up in Asan, South Korea. It went up, and then, it started to lean.

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According to Korean paper The Chosun Ilbo and Wiki Tree, the building was slated for completion by end of this month. However, it suddenly started leaning to one side. It's believed that either a faulty foundation or a subsidence caused the tilt.

Illustration for article titled Behold, the Leaning Apartment of South Korea
Illustration for article titled Behold, the Leaning Apartment of South Korea
Illustration for article titled Behold, the Leaning Apartment of South Korea

The building has even become international news, appearing on Japanese television this morning. (Image via Twitter user @mitos7.)

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Thankfully, no one was injured when the building suddenly shifted. The unsafe apartment building, which the South Korean media is comparing to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, will be demolished from the site, but not from our memories.

Nearly Completed Apartment Block in Danger of Collapse [The Chosun Ilbo]

'붕괴 위기' 기울어진 아산테크노밸리 건물 사진[WikiTree]

서울신문] 농지였던 땅에 지은 오피스텔 고작 [Seoul]

*SLR강좌* 2014 P&I 컬러매니지먼트 웍플로우 현장세미나입니다 [SLR Club]

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FormLikeTheWind

Korea is really a country that wants to be the frontrunner of technology and culture but goes too fast. Unfortunately many westerners fall for this and buy cheaply made stuff like samsung products (where on the assembly line a lot are poisoned by benzene). Same with the Sewol, they changed the Japanese designed ship too much and overloaded it with stuff and people. Now a lot died because of that. There are countless cases like this in Korea. Many here feed those situations by demanding their products.