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Sydney tower Evacuated

#1 Post by citywatcher » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:27 pm

A 33 storey apartment block in Sydney's Olympic Park was evacuated today after tenants reported loud " cracking noises " coming from the building .

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Re: Sydney tower Evacuated

#2 Post by SBD » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:07 pm

citywatcher wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:27 pm
A 33 storey apartment block in Sydney's Olympic Park was evacuated today after tenants reported loud " cracking noises " coming from the building .

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News today says they have let people back into the building, except for 51 apartments. I can't work out how in a high rise apartment building, there can be 51 unsafe apartments, but the rest are OK for occupation. I don't think I could sleep well if I lived either above or below 51 apartments that are structurally unsafe for occupation.

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Re: Sydney tower Evacuated

#3 Post by citywatcher » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 pm

SBD wrote:
citywatcher wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:27 pm
A 33 storey apartment block in Sydney's Olympic Park was evacuated today after tenants reported loud " cracking noises " coming from the building .

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News today says they have let people back into the building, except for 51 apartments. I can't work out how in a high rise apartment building, there can be 51 unsafe apartments, but the rest are OK for occupation. I don't think I could sleep well if I lived either above or below 51 apartments that are structurally unsafe for occupation.
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Re: Sydney tower Evacuated

#4 Post by rev » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:02 am

This is a newly built tower isn’t it? Is this the one that the company teamed up with a Chinese developer or was it merely financing? Kind of reminds me of the fiasco with the asbestos cladding from China from a couple years ago.

Surprising to see they let anyone back in so soon considering they said the building had moved 2mm and there were serious cracks on level 10.

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Re: Sydney tower Evacuated

#5 Post by SBD » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:24 pm

rev wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:02 am
This is a newly built tower isn’t it? Is this the one that the company teamed up with a Chinese developer or was it merely financing? Kind of reminds me of the fiasco with the asbestos cladding from China from a couple years ago.

Surprising to see they let anyone back in so soon considering they said the building had moved 2mm and there were serious cracks on level 10.
Yes, it’s only been occupied for a couple of months. I think the same developers and builders have done the other towers there too, not sure of any Chinese connections.

I was also surprised to let some people back in. It seems they only isolated the apartments on each level up one corner. I guess that shows confidence that corner won’t pull the whole building over.i don’t think I’d want to live in the next one along though.

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Re: Sydney tower Evacuated

#6 Post by rev » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:26 pm

SBD wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:24 pm
rev wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:02 am
This is a newly built tower isn’t it? Is this the one that the company teamed up with a Chinese developer or was it merely financing? Kind of reminds me of the fiasco with the asbestos cladding from China from a couple years ago.

Surprising to see they let anyone back in so soon considering they said the building had moved 2mm and there were serious cracks on level 10.
Yes, it’s only been occupied for a couple of months. I think the same developers and builders have done the other towers there too, not sure of any Chinese connections.

I was also surprised to let some people back in. It seems they only isolated the apartments on each level up one corner. I guess that shows confidence that corner won’t pull the whole building over.i don’t think I’d want to live in the next one along though.
Yeh I’d be moving out permanently.
I only mention the Chinese as I heard there was some Chinese involvement with this company that built that tower and others, couldn’t find if they were involved with Opal or another one.

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