Archinect - News 2014-11-27T12:10:35-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103247266/utsa-school-of-architecture-installation-toppled-by-climber UTSA School of Architecture installation toppled by climber Alexander Walter 2014-07-02T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-04T14:53:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/034d4f5e78924225606852bf47d17937.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture students at the University of Texas at San Antonio will have to go back to the drawing board in order to reconstruct their fallen class project in Travis Park. Weather conditions and probably someone climbing on the sculpture, called &ldquo;F2,&rdquo; factored into the collapse of part of the structure Saturday night. The 15-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide dome made of interlaced wood topped with white spikes has only been in the park since late May [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101791432/officials-set-fire-to-house-teetering-over-75-foot-cliff Officials Set Fire to House Teetering Over 75-Foot Cliff Archinect 2014-06-13T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:39:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1face226c9847f9d60ac9112c515be16.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A $700,000 home was teetering over the edge of Texas' Lake Whitney &mdash; until officials set it on fire. The home, which had been gradually crumbling into the lake for weeks, was set on fire shortly after 10 a.m. local time after authorities deemed it the safest and cheapest option. Officials had considered pulling the home closer to land using a giant net &mdash; deemed unsafe &mdash; or letting it fall into the lake on its own &mdash; too expensive to clean up.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97490476/china-s-fast-food-homes-were-built-quickly-and-cheaply-and-they-re-starting-to-collapse China’s “fast food homes” were built quickly and cheaply, and they’re starting to collapse Alexander Walter 2014-04-07T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T14:30:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e65bac2f6b589593f033969d2cc11a7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collapse of a five-story building in the city of Fenghua trapped at least six people, one of whom has died so far, according to state media (in Chinese). The apartment building was built in 1994&mdash;part of a nationwide boom in the 1980s and &lsquo;90s that packed the Chinese real estate market with substandard, shoddily built buildings. Authorities are warning that the poor quality of buildings from the those decades could represent huge dangers in coming years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/96408720/apollo-theatre-collapse-due-to-old-materials Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:11:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/5130a49fcf5b2739100b198191c80beb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seventy-six people were injured when part of the roof came down during a performance of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time in December. BBC Radio 4's You and Yours has seen a letter from Westminster City Council saying hessian wadding embedded in the ceiling was getting weaker over time. The material's deterioration led to the collapse, the council said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89228621/london-theatre-collapse-scores-injured-at-apollo-in-west-end" target="_blank">London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89228621/london-theatre-collapse-scores-injured-at-apollo-in-west-end London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End Archinect 2013-12-19T17:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-24T13:55:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/yljt0djhn223vxzy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 81 people have been injured, seven seriously, when part of a theatre in London's West End collapsed onto a packed audience during a performance. Fire crews had to rescue people from the Apollo theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, which was showing a performance of the hit show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96408720/apollo-theatre-collapse-due-to-old-materials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87532473/three-killed-after-partial-stadium-collapse-at-2014-world-cup-venue Three killed after partial stadium collapse at 2014 World Cup venue Archinect 2013-11-27T14:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T14:56:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijtyf7cf9exuq0ls.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brazil's World Cup preparations suffered a deadly setback on Wednesday when a roof collapsed killing at least two building workers at the S&atilde;o Paulo stadium that is due to host the opening match. Coming a week before the draw for next year's tournament, the fatalities revive concerns about unsafe infrastructure and the slow pace of construction, which have dogged the hosts for more than a year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82826537/building-collapse-kills-four-in-india-s-mumbai-scores-trapped Building collapse kills four in India's Mumbai, scores trapped Archinect 2013-09-27T12:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-27T12:26:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyn8auopj9o739u9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A five-storey apartment block collapsed on Friday in the Indian financial centre of Mumbai, killing at least four people and trapping scores in the latest accident to underscore shoddy building standards in Asia's third-largest economy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80671166/grand-bazaar-in-istanbul-in-danger-of-collapse Grand Bazaar in Istanbul in Danger of Collapse? Archinect 2013-08-30T13:33:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T13:37:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d8c0fba3288bab08bce9380fcab68bc.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's one of largest and most popular covered markets in the world -- but now management claims vendors have weakened the structure of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to the point it may collapse. Merchants view the situation differently.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74638032/building-collapses-in-philadelphia Building collapses in Philadelphia Alexander Walter 2013-06-05T12:26:00-04:00 >2013-06-05T12:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/4987f2fca77b97a2b4809eb354174754.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As many as 10 people are believed to be trapped in the rubble of a building that collapsed Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, city Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. The building collapsed at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Philadelphia's Center City area, WPVI reported.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62215590/sydney-crane-crash-caught-on-tape Sydney Crane Crash Caught on Tape Anna Johnson 2012-11-27T00:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T00:50:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3u5yvce7undogmw6.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The moment whereby a burning crane which caught fire on a construction site snapped and fell on top of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) building on Broadway in inner Sydney this morning has been caught on tape. A video, which was filmed by a passer-by and supplied to Channel Nine, shows the upper portion of the crane above the main boom tip collapsing onto the building rooftop.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60372274/atlantic-city-boardwalk-collapse-as-hurricane-sandy-slams-coast Atlantic City boardwalk collapse as Hurricane Sandy slams coast Archinect 2012-10-30T13:19:00-04:00 >2012-10-30T13:21:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ca8723a5e9d7d3d6cd6c802e0057f62.jpg" width="200" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to police, the famed boardwalk's north end is collapsing.This is happening while wave heights 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey are likely to hit 30 feet or more.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60371573/50-feet-of-seaside-heights-funtown-pier-collapse-from-hurricane-sandy 50 feet of Seaside Heights' Funtown Pier collapse from Hurricane Sandy Archinect 2012-10-30T13:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-30T13:17:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12ed54d296644a54a4d269f6127b967b.jpg" width="380" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>About 50 feet of the Funtown Pier at Seaside Heights Boardwalk has collapsed and washed up on the beach as a pile of wooden beams and twisted fencing. The collapse, which happened within the last hour, caused no injuries, according to Seaside Park Police Chief Frances Larkin.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60325196/so-the-front-of-a-building-blew-off-in-nyc So The Front Of A Building Blew Off In NYC Archinect 2012-10-29T20:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T20:36:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/iv5xa50mtwa8re6d.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How does that happen?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Stay safe out there, folks! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sandy&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#Sandy</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60316020/manhattan-construction-crane-collapses-at-one57-luxury-tower Manhattan Construction Crane Collapses at One57 Luxury Tower Alexander Walter 2012-10-29T17:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T17:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/972bbf50def9ad0f5afa2f9c6f366bba.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A crane attached to One57, the luxury apartment tower under construction in midtown Manhattan, partially collapsed amid gusts from Hurricane Sandy. [...] One57, poised to be the tallest residential property in Manhattan at 90 stories, is being developed by Extell Development Co. A penthouse at the building went under contract earlier this year for more than $90 million.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55896191/china-bridge-collapse-raises-infrastructure-concerns China Bridge Collapse Raises Infrastructure Concerns Alexander Walter 2012-08-24T17:35:00-04:00 >2012-09-10T10:29:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfvzvtt0u5o5buf0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the longest bridges in northern China collapsed on Friday, just nine months after it opened, setting off a storm of criticism from Chinese Internet users and underscoring questions about the quality of construction in the country&rsquo;s rapid expansion of its infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Just one month ago: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54047066/beijing-infrastructure-not-fit-for-torrential-rains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing Infrastructure Not Fit for Torrential Rains </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14761283/kenya-loses-sh1-4-billion-15-5m-on-collapsed-buildings Kenya loses Sh1.4 billion ($15.5m) on collapsed buildings Archinect 2011-07-26T19:12:43-04:00 >2011-07-26T19:14:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a30b3545299777ab442ca7eb23efe47a.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chairman Gideon Mulyungi said 24 buildings have collapsed in the country since 1996. &ldquo;Forty-one lives have been lost and 47 people injured over the same period,&rdquo; Mr Mulyungi said in an interview.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10981807/goff-s-bavinger-house-collapses Goff's Bavinger House collapses Donna Sink 2011-06-23T23:15:48-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rp1t4fgsiymfsnf4.jpg" width="333" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architectural oddity either fell to a recent microburst of high winds in Norman, or at the hand of the owner.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Mystery surrounds the current condition of the work of an odd genius.</p>