Video Of Newly Constructed Mall In Mexico City Collapsing On Itself

July 13, 2018

This is a video from Mexico City of a portion of the recently built Artz Pedregal mall spontaneously collapsing on itself "due to a design or structural calculation problem" in the building's cantilevered section. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the collapse, expect perhaps an architect's reputation. "Frank Lloyd Wrong." I don't get it, but I'm chuckling anyways so you think I do.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to Luc, who agrees no injuries are the best injuries.

  • The_Wretched

    Which is why we have building codes and inspectors. When Trumplandia goes off on getting rid of 'regulations that hurt business' just remember what that looks like.

  • SpiralArchitect

    tell that to the liberal feminists that collapsed that bridge on top of unsuspecting people because "it's better to look pretty than safe"

  • Munihausen

    It's a known fact that 85% of Mexico, by mass, is cement and exposed rebar. "A" for effort, though.

  • Eric Ord

    Reminds me of my ability to get firsts :(

  • Doog

    A disaster?

  • Eric Ord

    Falling to pieces, yes

  • Billy___Bob

    You can't spell canitlever without cant.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Hmm ok, I'll add "Don't go into malls" to my list of things not to do in Mexico.

  • Meh

    totally "spontaneous". Yup looks like it.

  • Jenness

    I was surprised to see the amount of green lawn and what looks like even bushes covering on the top of a build not even open to the public. Organic builds have to be designed for growth, weight, water retention, dirt - etc etc. Not sure if that is what caused the failure but I would not be surprised if the original support didn't account enough for that.

  • AtomicMountain

    I'm having second thoughts about hiring the three guys I met at Home Depot to re-roof my house.

  • Wooder

    The commercial side of "Mexican Jenga" and this contractor just lost!

  • snook3r

    Wonder how the person shooting the video knew that is was about to collapse?? Suspicions are growing....

  • Doog

    Right! It was an inside job. Well hopefully an outside job or they likely died in the collapse, which I suppose is a convenient way to tie up some loose ends.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The mall had been evacuated. I would gather there was plenty of warning before the collapse.

  • Ollie Williams

    There's a civil engineer out there who is not going to enjoy that invoice.

  • Doog

    There's an insurance company with some questions too I imagine

  • Bling Nye

    "¡Ay, caramba!"

  • Mark

    "Frank Loyd Wrong"

    I laughed. :-)

  • Bling Nye

    I.M. Pei my pants, if I were in that.

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